Species Details

@Jahir Mahmud Sohag,Bangladesh;

Cotton Pygmy Goose Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Nettapus coromandelianus
Family : Anatidae
Order : Anseriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Common Teal
Habitat : Vegetation-covered lakes, large ponds, shallow lagoons, haors, and inundated paddy fields.
Description : The Cotton Pygmy Goose is a small duck with a stubby goose-like bill (adult bird length approximately33.5 cm, weight 250 g, wing 15.5 cm, bill 2.8 cm, tarsus 2.4 cm, tail 7.3 cm). The male has a blackish-brown crown and back. Its face, neck and underparts are white. The female is duller and browner. It feeds on shoots and seeds of aquatic plants. It occasionally takes crustaceans, worms, insects and their larvae
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Jahir Mahmud Sohag,Bangladesh;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Benj Smelt and Hiru Dangaura (BCN)(www.xeno-canto.org/Benj Smelt and Hiru Dangaura (BCN)), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.