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Volume 13 | Number 1 | May 2024 v13i1.326 volume 13 number 1low


Volume 13 | Number 1 | May 2024
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ISSN: 1800-427X (printed)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)

Submitted date: 26 July 2023
Accepted date: 30 April 2024
Published date: 30 May 2024
Pp. 33.

A new record of cotton pygmy goose (Nettapus coromandelianus) in Bhutan

S. Nidup, J. Tenzin* & P. Wangmo
*Corresponding author. E-mail: jigmetenzin16@gmail.com

The cotton pygmy goose (Nettapus coromandelianus Gmelin, 1789) is a dabbling duck species found in the wetlands of India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and SE Asia. The species is listed as a Least Concern due to its wide distribution and stable population estimated to be 130,000 to 1.1 million individuals. A cotton pygmy goose was sighted on 17 May 2023 at a sewage pond in Gelephu (26.858N, 90.493E) in the Sarpang District, which is located at an altitude of 200 m a.s.l in the southern central part of Bhutan. This is the first reported occurrence of pygmy goose in Bhutan.

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