African pygmy goose (Nettapus auritus)
The African pygmy goose is a perching duck from sub-Saharan Africa. It is the smallest of Africa’s wildfowl, and one of the smallest in the world. It wingspans between 142 mm and 165 mm. The African pygmy goose is known to be nomadic. It can be found across a wide area of sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar. It lives in habitats of slow flowing or stagnant water with a cover of water lilies. The African pygmy goose feeds mainly on the seeds of water lilies but also on other floating seeds and small insects as well as other small invertebrates.They live in strong pair bonds that may last over several seasons and their breeding is triggered by rains.
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