Green Pygmy Goose

Green Pygmy Goose

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Green Pygmy Goose (Nettapus pulchellus) is a small perching duck which breeds in southern New Guinea and northern Australia.First described in 1842 by the ornithologist John Gould, its specific name is derived from diminutive of the Latin adjective pulcher "pretty." It is one of three species in the Afro-Asian genus Nettapus, an ancient and unusual group of ducks. No subspecies are recognised.Ranging from 30 to 36 cm (12-14 in) in length, it is one of the smallest species of duck. It has a 48 to 60 cm (19-24 in) wingspan. It has a small bill and compact form. The breeding male has a predominantly dark green back, neck and crown, white cheeks and dark green, pale grey and white scalloped underparts.show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Junct
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136537400
  • 9786136537405