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Cotton Pygmy-Goose

Cotton Pygmy-Goose
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-18 7:43
Viewed: 2513
Points: 6
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Cotton Pygmy-Goose
(Nettapus coromandelianus) 棉凫
Size: 35 cm - VR/RB - PY

Note diagnostic white head of male. Female is pale brown.

Soft, melodic quacking.

Not related to and does resemble a goose, in spite of its name. This small duck frequents lakes and vegetated ponds, where it grazes on floating vegetation. A retiring and shy bird, it is not easy to view clearly. Sometimes seen perching on branches. Nests inside tree hollows.

Very rare resident breeder in Singapore.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2012-04-18 8:44]

very nice! I think is the first photo with this specie here on TN!

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-04-18 13:50]

brilliant compo here Ang
great co÷ors, exposure and bg

Isn't this an interesting photo, just love the colors captured in the water, deep, mysterious..and there is cotton pygmy with his adorable big black eyes! First time seeing him and just love this photo

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