Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Ducks, Geese and Swans :: Green Pygmy-goose
Green Pygmy-goose Nettapus pulchellus
Described by: Gould (1842)
Alternate common name(s): Green Pygmy Goose, Green Dwarf-goose, Green Goose
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors
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RangeS. New Guinea and n. Australia;
S. New Guinea from Port Moresby to Lake Murray near Merauke, n. Australia from ex. ne. Western Australia (Broome, Wyndham District, Ord River Dam) through the n. Northern Territory (Darwin, East Alligator River, Kakadu National Park, Adelaide River and Fitzroy River) to e. Queensland (Atherton Tablelands at Nardellos Lagoon, Rockhampton, Gladstone, Ayr River District).
Vagrants occur in n. New Guinea (Vogelkop, Geelvink Bay), s. Moluccas (Tanimbar, Seram, Ambon and Buru Is. where a small population formerly bred), n. Sulawesi.
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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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