WoRMS taxon details

Nettapus auritus (Boddaert, 1783)

212675  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212675)

accepted
Species
marine, fresh
Not documented
Description Length: 31-36 cm. Plumage: dark green above with a white face and neck; green patches on sides of neck in breeding male;...  
Description Length: 31-36 cm. Plumage: dark green above with a white face and neck; green patches on sides of neck in breeding male; bright tawny cinnamon or rust below; belly white; speculum white. Immature like adult. Bare parts: iris brown; bill bright yellow in breeding male, dull greenish yellow in female, immature and non-breeding male; feet and legs grey to black. Habitat: secluded estuaries and inland waters.<388><391><393> [details]
WoRMS (2018). Nettapus auritus (Boddaert, 1783). Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212675 on 2018-10-23
Date
action
by
1998-07-17 10:53:12Z
created
1998-09-25 09:27:15Z
changed
2011-04-08 06:18:06Z
checked

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basis of record Brown, L.H., E.K. Urban & K. Newman (1982). The Birds of Africa, Volume I. Academic Press, London. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Length: 31-36 cm. Plumage: dark green above with a white face and neck; green patches on sides of neck in breeding male; bright tawny cinnamon or rust below; belly white; speculum white. Immature like adult. Bare parts: iris brown; bill bright yellow in breeding male, dull greenish yellow in female, immature and non-breeding male; feet and legs grey to black. Habitat: secluded estuaries and inland waters.<388><391><393> [details]
 

LanguageName 
Dutch Afrikaanse dwerggans  [details]
English African Pygmy-goose African pygmy goose  [details]
French anserelle naine  [details]
German Afrikanische Zwergente  [details]