GREEN PYGMY GOOSE
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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