May 27, 2016 – Cotton Pygmy-goose, Cotton Teal, or Indian Pygmy-goose (Nettapus coromandelianus)

Found in South and Southeast Asia, parts of China, and northeastern Australia, these small ducks frequent swamps and lagoons where deep-water vegetation grows. They eat seeds, grasses, aquatic plants, and aquatic insects, filtering food from the water with their bills and plucking it from the surface. Nesting in tree hollows near water, they line the cavities with grasses, debris, and feathers.

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