Males have a white face with green ear patches and metallic green on their back; females are rather greyish, with dark eye patches. The African pygmy goose nests usually in tree cavities, but occasionally also on ground, in cliff holes, termite mounds, thatched roofs etc. 6 to 12 creamy-white eggs are laid, which are incubated for 23-26 days.
- Where to see them: Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar
- Length: 30 inches
- Weight: 285 grams
- Habitat: Ponds, sluggish rivers and bays
- Diet: Seeds and other plant parts and water lilies