Pygmy goose


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(Zool.) any species of very small geese of the genus Nettapus, native of Africa, India, and Australia.

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On April 7, a 7-year-old male Indian pygmy goose (Nettapus coromandelianus) presented to the Animal Care Center at the Phoenix Zoo for vague signs of illness, including being easy to catch and being found away from his mate, both of which were unusual for this bird.
On April 26, 6 days after the death of the pigeon, 5 days after the death of the grosbeak starling, and 4 days after the release from the hospital of the Indian pygmy goose, cholecalciferol pellets (Fig 2) were found within the crowned pigeon exhibit by keeper staff.
The birds evaluated were 3 rhinoceros hornbills (Buceros rhinoceros), a wrinkled hornbill (Aceros corrugatus), and an Indian pygmy goose that was the mate of the bird in Case 1.