French: Anserelle de Coromandel German: Koromandelzwergente Spanish: Gansito asiático
Other common names: Cotton Teal, Indian Pygmy-goose
J. F. Gmelin, 1789,
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
N. c. coromandelianus
(J. F. Gmelin, 1789) – most of Oriental Region; N New Guinea.
N. c. albipennis
Gould, 1842 – E Australia (mainly E Queensland).
30–38 cm; male c. 255–312 g, female c. 185–255 g (coromandelianus), male 311–495 g, female 255–439 g (albipennis); wingspan c... read more
Can be noisy and apparently sexually dimorphic in vocalizations, with those of female generally... read more
Well-vegetated, deep, freshwater pools, lakes and lagoons with much floating and submerged... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds, grasses, and green parts of aquatic plants; water lilies uncommon, although consumption of flower buds recorded; also some... read more
Season variable, generally during rains; laying in Nov–Feb in SE Queensland, Australia; in Peninsular Malaysia copulation frequently... read more
Mostly sedentary, with some dispersive movements favoured by extensive flooding during rainy season... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Locally rather common, with significant concentrations at favoured sites, with overall population estimates of < 1000 in New... read more
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