GREEN PYGMY GOOSE Nettapus pulchellus

Confined to northern Australia and southern New Guinea, another attractive small duck. Habits are similar to other members of its genus, and pairs are found on freshwater lakes and lagoons, almost always with water lilies. A wet-season breeder, nesting in holes in trees, again dispersing to form small flocks after breeding, although movements are quite limited, certainly not a nomadic bird by Australian standards. Relatively common, especially near the coast in Papua New Guinea, vagrants have occured in New South Wales, south-western Australia and other islands in Indonesia, but long-distance vagrancy doesn't occur.

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