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American Coot  [Fulica americana]
The American Coot (Fulica americana) is a bird of wetlands and open water of the family Rallidae. About 40 centimeters (16 inches) in length and weighing 0.65 kg (1.4 lb), adults have a short thick white bill and white frontal shield, which usually has a... - Last revised: Dec 31, 2009
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American Wigeon  [Anas americana]
The American Wigeon (also American Widgeon or Baldpate), Anas americana is a species of wigeon in the dabbling duck genus Anas. It is a common and widespread duck which breeds in northwestern North America. It is the New World counterpart of the Eurasian... - Last revised: Jan 03, 2016
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Barrow's Goldeneye  [Bucephala islandica]
Male Barrow's Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) is a medium-sized sea duck of the genus Bucephala, the goldeneyes. This bird was named after Sir John Barrow. Adults are similar in appearance to the Common Goldeneye. Adult males have a dark head with a purpl... - Last revised: Jun 11, 2012
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Blue-winged Teal  [Anas discors]
The Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) is a small dabbling duck.The adult male has a greyish blue head with a white facial crescent, a light brown body with a white patch near the rear and a black tail. The adult female is mottled brown. Both sexes have a bl... - Last revised: Feb 04, 2013
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Bufflehead  [Bucephala albeola]
The Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) is a small American sea duck of the genus Bucephala, the goldeneyes. They range from 32-40 cm long (12.5-16 inches) and 270-550 grams (9.5 oz.-1.2 lbs), with the drakes larger than the females. Averaging 35.5 cm (14 inch... - Last revised: Apr 03, 2016
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Canvasback  [Aythya valisineria]
The Canvasback (Aythya valisineria) is a large diving duck, 48-60 cm long and weighing 1270 g.The adult male has a black bill, a red head and neck, a black breast, red eyes and a whitish body. The adult female has a brown head and body and a black bill.Th... - Last revised: Feb 16, 2016
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Cinnamon Teal  [Anas cyanoptera]
The Cinnamon Teal, Anas cyanoptera, is a small dabbling duck from the Americas.The adult male has a cinnamon-red head and body with a brown back, a red eye and a dark bill. The adult female has a mottled brown body, a pale brown head, brown eyes and a gre... - Last revised: Nov 16, 2016
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Common Goldeneye  [Bucephala clangula]
The Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) is a medium sized sea duck of the genus Bucephala, the goldeneyes. Their closest relative is the similar Barrow's goldeneye.Adult males ranges from 45-52 cm (18-21 inches) and from 888 to 1400 grams (1.9 to 3.1 lb... - Last revised: Feb 16, 2016
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Common Merganser  [Mergus merganser]
The Common Merganser, (Goosander in Europe), Mergus merganser, is a large sized duck, which is distributed over Europe, North Asia and North America. It is most common on lakes and rivers. Its nests can be found in treeholes.Males and females are easily d... - Last revised: Jan 16, 2013
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Common Shelduck  [Tadorna tadorna]
The Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna) is a widespread and common duck of the Genus Tadorna. Fossil bones from Dorkovo (Bulgaria) described as Balcanas pliocaenica may actually belong to this species. More likely, they are an extinct species of Tadorna (if... - Last revised: Jan 22, 2014
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Crested Duck  [Lophonetta specularioides]
The Crested Duck (Lophonetta specularioides) is a species of duck native to South America, the only member of the monotypic genus Lophonetta. It is sometimes included in Anas, but it belongs to a South American clade that diverged early in dabbling duck e... - Last revised: Feb 11, 2010
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Eurasian Coot  [Fulica atra]
Juvenile Eurasian Coot The Eurasian Coot, Fulica atra, also known as Coot, is a member of the rail and crake bird family, the Rallidae. Range and habits The Coot breeds across much of the Old World on freshwater lakes and ponds. It is resident in the mild... - Last revised: Dec 28, 2011
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Eurasian Wigeon  [Anas penelope]
The Wigeon or Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope, previously Mareca penelope) is one of three species of wigeon in the dabbling duck genus Anas. It is common and widespread within its range. This species was first described by Linnaeus in his Systema naturae... - Last revised: Jan 22, 2014
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Falcated Duck  [Anas falcata]
The Falcated Duck or Falcated Teal (Anas falcata) is a duck which breeds in eastern Asia. It nests in eastern Siberia and northern China. It is widely recorded well outside its normal range, but the popularity of this beautiful duck in captivity clouds th... - Last revised: Dec 11, 2012
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Falkland Steamerduck  [Tachyeres brachypterus]
The Falkland Steamerduck, Tachyeres brachypterus, is a duck native to the Falkland Islands in the southern Atlantic Ocean. It is one of only two bird species to be endemic to the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas in Spanish), the other being Cobb's Wren. T... - Last revised: Feb 11, 2010
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Flying Steamerduck  [Tachyeres patachonicus]
The Flying Steamer Duck, Tachyeres patachonicus, is a steamer duck. It is the most widespread steamer duck, resident in southern Chile and Argentina, Tierra del Fuego and the Falkland Islands. Its plumage is very similar to the other three steamer ducks.... - Last revised: Feb 11, 2010
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Fulvous Whistling-Duck  [Dendrocygna bicolor]
The Fulvous Whistling Duck, Dendrocygna bicolor, is a whistling duck which breeds across the world's tropical regions in much of Central and South America, sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian subcontinent, and the United States Gulf Coast. The Fulvous Whistlin... - Last revised: Sep 02, 2009
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Greater Scaup  [Aythya marila]
The Greater Scaup (Aythya marila), or just Scaup in Europe, is a small diving duck. It breeds on the ground by lakes and bogs on the tundra and at the northern limits of the boreal forest across Arctic and subarctic regions of northern North America, Euro... - Last revised: Jun 11, 2012
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Green-winged Teal  [Anas crecca]
The Green-winged Teal (GWT, Anas carolinensis) is a common and widespread duck which breeds in the northern areas of North America except on the Aleutian Islands. It was considered conspecific with the Common Teal for some time, and the issue is still bei... - Last revised: Dec 14, 2012
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Harlequin Duck  [Histrionicus histrionicus]
The Harlequin Duck, Histrionicus histrionicus, is a small sea duck. In North America it is also known as Lords and ladies. Other names include painted duck, totem pole duck, rock duck, glacier duck, mountain duck, white-eyed diver, squeaker and blue strea... - Last revised: Jun 11, 2012
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Hawai'ian Coot
The Hawaiian Coot (Fulica alai) is a species of bird in the Rallidae family. It is endemic to the United States. Its natural habitats are freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, coastal saline lagoons, and water storage areas. It is threatened by habitat lo... - Last revised: Oct 28, 2015
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Hawai'ian Duck
The Hawaiian Duck (Anas wyvilliana) is a species of the bird Anas. It is endemic to the large islands of Hawaii. Some authorities treat it as an island subspecies of the Mallard, based on their capacity to produce fertile hybrids, but it appears well dist... - Last revised: Oct 28, 2015
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Hooded Merganser  [Lophodytes cucullatus]
The Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) is a small duck and is the only member of the genus Lophodytes. Hooded Mergansers have a crest at the back of the head which can be expanded or contracted. In adult males, this crest has a large white patch, th... - Last revised: Feb 16, 2016
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Lesser Scaup  [Aythya affinis]
Adults are 38-45 cm long, with a blue bill and yellow eyes. Adult males have a dark head with a purple sheen, a black breast, a light grey back, a black tail and white underparts. Adult females have a white band at the base of the bill and a brown head an... - Last revised: Jan 03, 2016
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Long-tailed Duck  [Clangula hyemalis]
The Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) is a medium-sized sea duck. It is the only living member of its genus, Clangula. An undescribed congener is known from the Middle Miocene Sajóvölgyi Formation (Late Badenian, 13-12 mya) of Mátraszőlős, Hungary (Gál... - Last revised: May 12, 2016
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Mallard  [Anas platyrhynchos]
The Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), the archetypal "wild duck", is a dabbling duck which breeds throughout the temperate and sub-tropical areas of North America, Europe, Asia, New Zealand, and Australia. Probably the best-known and most recognizable of all... - Last revised: Nov 28, 2011
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Mandarin Duck  [Aix galericulata]
The Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata), or just Mandarin, is a medium-sized perching duck, closely related to the North American Wood Duck. It is 41-49 cm long with a 65-75 cm wingspan. The adult male is a striking and unmistakable bird. It has a... - Last revised: Jan 22, 2014
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Mottled Duck  [Anas fulvigula]
The Mottled Duck (Anas fulvigula) or Mottled Mallard is a medium-sized dabbling duck. It is intermediate in appearance between female Mallard and American Black Duck. It is closely related to those species, and is sometimes considered a subspecies of the... - Last revised: Feb 02, 2009
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Muscovy Duck  [Cairina moschata]
The Muscovy Duck, Cairina moschata, is a large duck which is native to Mexico, Central and South America. A small wild population reaches into the US in the lower Rio Grande River basin in Texas. There also are feral breeding populations in North America... - Last revised: Nov 16, 2016
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Northern Pintail  [Anas acuta]
The Pintail or Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) is a common and widespread duck which breeds in the northern areas of Europe and Asia and across most of Canada, Alaska and the mid-western United States.This dabbling duck is strongly migratory and winters fur... - Last revised: Dec 10, 2012
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Red-breasted Merganser  [Mergus serrator]
The Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) is a diving duck.Its breeding habitat is freshwater lakes and rivers across northern North America, Greenland, Europe and Asia. It nests in sheltered locations on the ground near water. It is migratory and many... - Last revised: Aug 24, 2013
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Redhead  [Aythya americana]
The Redhead (Aythya americana) is a medium-sized diving duck, 37 cm long with an 84 cm wingspan.The adult male has a blue bill, a red head and neck, a black breast, yellow eyes and a grey back. The adult female has a brown head and body and a darker bluis... - Last revised: Feb 16, 2016
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Ring-necked Duck  [Aythya collaris]
The Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) is a smaller diving duck from North America.The adult male is similar in color pattern to the Eurasian Tufted Duck, its relative. It has a grey bill with a white band, a shiny purple head, a white breast, yellow eyes... - Last revised: Feb 16, 2016
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Ruddy Duck  [Oxyura jamaicensis]
The Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) is a small stiff-tailed duck.Adult males have a rust-red body, a blue bill, and a white face with a black cap. Adult females have a grey-brown body with a greyish face with a darker bill, cap and a cheek stripe. The sou... - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Ruddy Shelduck  [Tadorna ferruginea]
The Ruddy Shelduck, Tadorna ferruginea, is a member of the duck, goose and swan family Anatidae. It is in the shelduck subfamily Tadorninae. In India it is known as the Brahminy Duck. There are very small resident populations of this species in north west... - Last revised: Jan 22, 2014
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South Georgia Pintail  [Anas georgica georgica]
Taxonomy The duck has long been recognised as a distinct taxon, with its affinities previously considered to be with the teals. Robert Cushman Murphy was the first to demonstrate that it is a pintail, its closest relatives the yellow-billed pintails of So... - Last revised: Feb 12, 2010
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Spot-billed Duck  [Anas zonorhyncha]
The Spotbill, Anas poecilorhyncha, also known as the Spot-billed Duck, is a dabbling duck which breeds in tropical and eastern Asia. A. p. poecilorhyncha at Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India. This duck is resident in the southern part of... - Last revised: Jan 20, 2011
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Tufted Duck  [Aythya fuligula]
Ducklings The Tufted Duck, Aythya fuligula, is a medium-sized diving duck with a population of close to one million birds. Description The adult male is all black except for white flanks and a blue-grey bill. It has an obvious head tuft that gives the spe... - Last revised: Jan 03, 2016
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White-cheeked Pintail  [Anas bahamensis]
The White cheeked Pintail or Bahama Pintail (Anas bahamensis) is a dabbling duck of the Caribbean, South America and the Galápagos Islands.This species was first described by Linnaeus in his Systema naturae in 1758 under its current scientific name. There... - Last revised: Sep 29, 2011
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Wood Duck  [Aix sponsa]
The Wood Duck or Carolina Duck (Aix sponsa) is a medium-sized perching duck. A typical adult is about 19 inches in length with an average wingspan of 29 inches. This is about three-quarters of the length of an adult Mallard. It shares its genus with the A... - Last revised: Dec 06, 2010
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Yellow-billed Pintail  [Anas georgica]
The Yellow-billed Pintail (Anas georgica) is a dabbling duck of the genus Anas. Its range includes Peru, Paraguay, Brazil, and Ecuador They also inhabit some of the subantarctic islands including South Georgia, which lends its name to the species. The nom... - Last revised: Feb 11, 2010
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