Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Ducks, Geese and Swans :: African Pygmy-goose

African Pygmy-goose Nettapus auritus

Described by: Boddaert (1783)
Alternate common name(s): African Pygmy Goose, Pygmy Goose
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Madagascar - Aug, 1997 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Botswana - Aug, 2002 © Tom Stephenson 
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Africa s. of the Sahara and Madagascar;
S. Mauritania, Senegambia (Senegal Delta), Guinea-Bissau (Logoa de Cufada), c. Mali, Guinea, Sierra Leone (Freetown), Liberia, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, c. Niger, Nigeria, c. Chad, Cameroon, Central African Republic, nc. Sudan, Ethiopia to c. Somalia and s. through Gabon, Congo, Zaire, Uganda (Lake Kyoga), Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania including Pemba, Zanzibar and Mafia Is., Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, n. Botswana (Okavango Delta), ne. Namibia, e. South Africa (n. and e. Transvaal, n. Natal, Zululand and Port Elizabeth) and Madagascar (Lake Bemamba, vicinity of Morondava, lakes of Soalala, Sakaka Lake, Antsohihy and Maromandia marshes).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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