African Pygmy Goose

photo by Mike Fisher

Scientific classification

Order

Anseriformes

Family

Anatidae

Subfamily

Nettapus

Species

auritus

Appearance

* Medium sized bird with dark green upperparts and brown and white underparts
* Prominent white face with a yellow bill. The male has green patches on the sides of the head
* Size: about 31 cm

Habitat

Wetlands

Countries

Africa

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