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Netta is a genus of diving ducks. The name is derived from GreekNetta "duck". Unlike other diving ducks, the Netta species are reluctant to dive, and feed more like dabbling ducks.

These are gregarious ducks, mainly found on fresh water. They are strong fliers; their broad, blunt-tipped wings require faster wing-beats than those of many ducks and they take off with some difficulty.

They do not walk as well on land as the dabbling ducks because their legs tend to be placed further back on their bodies to help propel them when underwater.

The probably extinct pink-headed duck, previously listed as Rhodonessa caryophyllacea, has recently been shown by phylogenetic analysis to be closely related to the red-crested pochard, so has now been transferred to the same genus, as Netta caryophyllacea. However, this has been questioned due to numerous and pronounced peculiarities of that species.

Netta (disambiguation)

Netta is a genus of diving ducks.

Netta may also refer to:

  • Netta, an introductory form of netball
  • Netta (river) in north-east Poland
  • Netta (village), near Augustów in north-east Poland, comprising:
    • Netta Pierwsza (Netta I)
    • Netta Druga (Netta II)
    • Netta-Folwark
Netta (river)

The Netta is a river in north-east Poland, a right tributary of the Biebrza, approximately long. It is a continuation of the Rospuda, which flows into Lake Rospuda (connected to Lake Necko) north of the town of Augustów. The Rospuda and Netta together have a length of and a watershed of .

The Netta runs parallel to, or (on its upper and lower stretches) forms part of, the Augustów Canal, built in the 19th century to link the basins of the Vistula and the Neman. It connects to the Vistula via the Biebrza, the Narew and the Bug River. The Netta's main tributaries are the Szczeberka, Kolniczanka, Olszanka and Turówka.

The Netta begins its course in Augustów, where it flows out of Lake Necko and southwards through the town. At Białobrzegi it joins the Turówka and continues southwards, flowing through the districts of Gmina Augustów and Gmina Sztabin. After joining the Olszanka it enters Biebrza National Park. Shortly before its confluence with the Biebrza it passes through the villages of Polkowo and Dębowo.

Netta (village)

Netta is a group of villages in Gmina Augustów in north-eastern Poland, close to the Netta river. It is divided into:

  • Netta Pierwsza (Netta I)
  • Netta Druga (Netta II)
  • Netta-Folwark

Category:Villages in Augustów County