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Species profile—Nettapus coromandelianus (cotton pygmy-goose)


Animalia (animals) → Aves (birds) → Anatidae (ducks, geese and swans) → Nettapus coromandelianus (cotton pygmy-goose)

Photo of Nettapus coromandelianus (cotton pygmy-goose) - Stewart, D.,2013
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Animalia (animals)
Aves (birds)
Anatidae (ducks, geese and swans)
Scientific name
Nettapus coromandelianus (Gmelin, 1789)
Common name
cotton pygmy-goose
Type reference
Gmelin, G.F. (1789). Systema Naturae, & c. Linneai, Caroli. Edito decima tertia, aucta reformata, cura J. F. Gmelin.
WildNet taxon ID
Alternate name(s)
cotton teal
cotton pygmy goose
white-quilled pygmy-goose
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Least concern
Conservation significant
Wetland status
Wetland Indicator Species
Pest status
Species environment
Aquatic & Terrestrial

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This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0.

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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Last updated
8 March 2022
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