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Anatidae

Muscovy Duck

Muscovy Duck - Cairina moschata
© GW - monacoeye.com, all rights reserved. Brazil, August.

Bird name: Muscovy Duck
Latin: Cairina moschata
Other:
Family: AnatidaeDucks
Range: Mexico to South America
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Some rather ugly feral Muscovy Duck hybrids are found throughout the world, but the original pure breed of Muscovy Duck, as found in Amazonia and the Pantanal is rather beautiful, with a single line of red around the face. The male, above, has a crest.

The Muscovy Duck is bred for poultry and has escaped into the wild in many parts of the world. It comes in all sorts of strange variations of colours and sizes.

Female Muscovy Duck, Pará, Brazil
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Spur Winged Goose

Spur Winged Goose - Plectropterus gambensis
© GW - monacoeye.com, all rights reserved. Gambia, Mar 2013

Bird name: Spur Winged Goose
Latin: Plectropterus gambensis
Other: Oie-armée de Gambie (Fr)
Family: AnatidaeGeese
Range: Africa
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We saw the Spur-winged Goose a few times while travelling up the River Gambia in February. Sometimes they could be seen standing on boughs of trees overlooking the river. Other times they flew past in small groups.

Spur-winged Goose standing on bough, River Gambia, Gambia, Feb 2013
Spur Winged Goose - Plectropterus gambensis

Spur-winged Goose standing on bough, River Gambia, Gambia, Feb 2013
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White Faced Whistling Duck

White Faced Whistling Duck - Dendrocygna viduata
© GW - monacoeye.com, all rights reserved. Gambia, Mar 2013

Bird name: White Faced Whistling Duck
Latin: Dendrocygna viduata
Other: Irerê (Br) • Suirirí cariblanco, Suirirí de la pampa, Iguasa careta (Es)
Family: AnatidaeDucks, Whistling Ducks
Range: South America and sub-Saharan Africa
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The White-faced Whistling Duck is a large duck, easy to identify by its white face.

Found in both South America and Africa. Sizable group at the Kartong Bird Observatory in the Gambia. Regua in Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil. Also in the wetlands of Rio Grande do Sul.

White-faced Whistling Ducks, in flight, Regua, RJ, Brazil. Sept 2010.
White Faced Whistling Duck - Dendrocygna viduata

White-faced Whistling Ducks, Regua, RJ, Brazil. Sept 2010.
White Faced Whistling Duck - Dendrocygna viduata


White-faced Whistling Ducks, Kartong Bird Observatory, Gambia, Mar 2013
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Torrent Duck

Torrent Duck - Merganetta armata
© GW - monacoeye.com, all rights reserved. Ecuador, Mar 2011

Bird name: Torrent Duck
Latin: Merganetta armata
Other: Pato de torrente (Es)
Family: AnatidaeDucks
Range: South America and sub-Saharan Africa
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The Torrent Duck is a beautiful duck which lives in fast flowing streams. Guango Lodge in Ecuador was a good place to try and find them. We found them very difficult to photograph - much shier than some reports. These photos were taken through bushes so we couldn’t be seen.

Torrent Duck, Guango Lodge, Ecuador.
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Yellow Billed Pintail

Yellow Billed Pintail - Anas georgica
© GW - monacoeye.com, all rights reserved. Lagoa do Peixe, RS • November 2009

Bird name: Yellow Billed Pintail
Latin: Anas georgica
Other: Marreca-parda (Br) • Pato Maicero, Pato Piquidorado (Es)
Family: AnatidaeDucks
Range: S America
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The Yellow-billed Pintail was the most common duck in the area of Mostardas when I visited in November. Also seen in Papallacta, Ecuador

It is a plain duck with yellow bill with small markings and has a white and green/purple speculum (wing “badge”). The only other duck in Brazil with a yellow bill is the smaller Speckled Teal, which has a yellow (not white) stripe in the upper part of its speculum.


Below, Yellow-billed Pintail, Lagoa do Peixe, RS • November 2009
Yellow Billed Pintail - Anas georgica

Below, Yellow-billed Pintail, Ecuador, March
Yellow Billed Pintail - Anas georgica

Below, Yellow-billed Pintail with ducklings, Lagoa do Peixe, RS • November 2009
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Masked Duck

Masked Duck - Nomonyx dominicus
© GW - monacoeye.com, all rights reserved. Brazil, September.

Bird name: Masked Duck
Latin: Nomonyx dominicus
Other: Pato fierro (Es), bico-roxo (Br)
Family: AnatidaeDucks
Range: Mexico to South America
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We only saw female-type (non-breeding?) Masked Ducks at Regua in September. A small duck, see size comparison with Common Gallinules nearby. Shy.More photos...
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Andean Teal

Andean Teal - Anas andium
© GW - monacoeye.com, all rights reserved. Ecuador, March.

Bird name: Andean Teal
Latin: Anas andium
Other: Cerceta barcina (Es)
Family: AnatidaeDucks
Range: Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador
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I saw Andean Teal by the lake at Papallacta Pass in the Andes, Ecuador.

Andean Teal, Ecuador, March
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Mandarin Duck

Mandarin Duck - Aix galericulata
© Alexia W - monacoeye.com, all rights reserved. Geneva

Bird name: Mandarin Duck
Latin: Aix galericulata
Other:
Family: AnatidaeDucks
Range: East Asia
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Record shot of an introduced Mandarin Duck in Lake Geneva. Stunning bird.
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Common Shelduck

Common Shelduck - Tadorna tadorna
© GW - monacoeye.com, all rights reserved. Camargue, France

Bird name: Common Shelduck
Latin: Tadorna tadorna
Other: Tadorne de Belon (Fr),
Family: AnatidaeDucks, Shelducks
Range: Eurasia
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The Common Shelduck is fairly widespread in France year round. These were seen in the Camargue and in Nice. A large attractive duck.

Below, Common Shelducks fly past Flamingos in Camargue, France, January.
Common Shelduck - Tadorna tadorna

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Paradise Shelduck

Paradise Shelduck - Tadorna variegata
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Bird name: Paradise Shelduck
Latin: Tadorna variegata
Other:
Family: AnatidaeDucks, Shelducks
Range: New Zealand
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Record shot of a pair of captive / introduced Paradise Shelducks.
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Ruddy Shelduck

Ruddy Shelduck - Tadorna ferruginea
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Bird name: Ruddy Shelduck
Latin: Tadorna ferruginea
Other:
Family: AnatidaeDucks, Shelducks
Range: NW Africa, Ethiopia, SE Europe, Spain, Asia, SE Asia, India
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Record shot of a captive Ruddy Shelduck.
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Nene

Nene - Branta sandvicensis
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Bird name: Nene
Latin: Branta sandvicensis
Other: Hawaiian Goose
Family: AnatidaeDucks
Range: Hawaii
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Record shots of introduced and / or captive Nene or Hawaiian Goose.More photos...
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Tufted Duck

Tufted Duck - Aythya fuligula
Copyright: monacoeye • France • Mar-Jun 2009 • Do not copy without permission

Bird name: Tufted Duck
Latin: Aythya fuligula
Other: Fuligule morillon (Fr) • Porrón moñudo(Es) • Reiherente (De) • Moretta (It)
Family: AnatidaeDucks
Range: Widespread Eurasia - Africa, N Asia
Similar: Greater Scaup

Wild Tufted Ducks winter in the Camargue, but I’ve also seen them in a park in Nice in the summer, perhaps feral.

The male Tufted Duck (above) has a round purple head and bright yellow iris, with long tuft at back of head, bluish bill and white flanks.

The female Tufted Duck (directly below) and juveniles have dark plumage. Males in eclipse plumage also have dark flanks (see “more photos”).

Directly below, female Tufted Duck, Iceland, May, 2011
tufted duck, female

Directly below, male and female, Iceland, May.
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Red Breasted Merganser

Red Breasted Merganser - Mergus serrator
Copyright: monacoeye • Alpes Maritimes • March 2010 • Do not copy without permission

Bird name: Red Breasted Merganser
Latin: Mergus serrator
Other: Harle huppé (Fr) • Mittelsäger (De) • Serreta mediana (Es) • Длинноносый крохаль (Ru) • Småskrake (Sw)
Family: AnatidaeDucks, Mergansers
Range: Iceland, Northern Eurasia and America, winters on coasts of China, US, Europe
Similar: Common Merganser

This is the second consecutive year I have seen Red-breasted Mergansers fishing in exactly the same spot in March in the sea off the coast near Cannes.

This area is not marked on the Collins distribution map, but Red-breasted Mergansers are known to winter further east and west on the Mediterranean coast, before flying north to their summer breeding grounds.

Females, juveniles and eclipses can be identified by their thin red bill, striped face, short punky haircut, diffuse neck line, and black line running through white speculum on open wing (see below), the latter differentiating them from Goosanders in flight.

Above juveniles or females. Below, an adult male Red Breasted Merganser, with red irises, dark head, white collar, and dark wings with white patch with black lines.

Below, a male Red-breasted Mergansers off the Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland, in May.
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Gadwall

Gadwall - Anas strepera
Copyright: AW/monacoeye • Do not copy • Iceland • May 2011

Bird name: Gadwall
Latin: Anas strepera
Other: Canard Chipeau (Fr) • Schnatterente (De) • Anade friso (Es) • Canapiglia (It) • Krakeend (Nl) • Snatterand (Sv) • Frisada (Pt)
Family: AnatidaeDucks
Range:
Similar: Mallard (female)

A couple of very nice shots of Gadwalls in Iceland near Reykjavik in May, sent in by Alexia.

Pictured above, a male Gadwall, fine lines on side and white speculum. In flight (see “more photos”) a chestnut patch is visible on the wing. The female, directly below, is similar to a female Mallard, but with more orange on the bill.

Below, a female Gadwall near Reykjavik, Iceland, in May.
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Common Eider

Common Eider - Somateria mollissima
Photos copyright: AW/monacoeye • Do not copy • Iceland • May 2011

Bird name: Common Eider
Latin: Somateria mollissima
Other: Eiderente (De) • Eidereend (Nl) • Ejder (Sv)
Family: AnatidaeDucks, Eiders
Range: Iceland, Northern Europe, north Atlantic and Pacific coasts.
Similar: King Eider

The Common Eider is an attractive duck, apparently common around Reykjavik in May. Characterised by a thick bill, with “nail” at end.

The female is mottled brown, so quite different from the male in colour.


Common Eider - Somateria mollissima


Below, a female Common Eider.
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Brant Goose

Brant Goose - Branta bernicla
Copyright: AW/monacoeye • Iceland, May 2011 • Do not copy without permission

Bird name: Brant Goose
Latin: Branta bernicla
Other: Brent Goose • Bernache cravant (Fr) • Ringelgans (De) • Rotgans (Nl) • Prutgås (Sv)
Family: AnatidaeGeese
Range: Widespread North America, Eurasia, Iceland
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The Brant Goose, or Brent Goose, is a small dark goose found mostly in northern climes.

Below, a group of Brant Geese with a Common Eider behind.
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Whooper Swan

Whooper Swan - Cygnus cygnus
Copyright: AW/monacoeye • Do not copy without permission • Iceland • May 2011

Bird name: Whooper Swan
Latin: Cygnus cygnus
Other: Cygne chanteur (Fr) • Singschwan (De) • Cigno selvatico (It) • Wilde zwaan (Nl) • Sångsvan (Sv)
Family: AnatidaeSwans
Range: Iceland, Northern Europe, Russia, Scandinavia, east Asia.
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Whooper Swans in Reykjavik.

Whooper Swan - Cygnus cygnus
Whooper Swan - Cygnus cygnus
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Long Tailed Duck

Long-tailed Duck - Clangula hyemalis
Copyright: AW/monacoeye • Iceland, May 2011 • Do not copy without permission

Bird name: Long-tailed Duck
Latin: Clangula hyemalis
Other: Harelde kakawi (Fr) • Eisente (De) • IJseend (Nl) • Alfågel (Sv)
Family: AnatidaeDucks
Range: Siberia to N Canada - N Atlantic, N Pacific
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A passing shot of a couple of Long-tailed Ducks in Iceland. You can just see the long tail on the left-hand bird. And the characteristic white back of head and neck.More photos...
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Upland Goose

Upland Goose - Chloephaga picta
Copyright: RN/monacoeye • Do not copy without permission • Ushuaia, Jan 2010

Bird name: Upland Goose
Latin: Chloephaga picta
Other: Magellan Goose • Cauquén común (Es)
Family: AnatidaeGeese
Range: Argentina, Patagonia, Falklands, also Uruguay
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Nice pics of Upland Geese with goslings, near Ushuaia at the southern tip of Argentina.

The male Upland Goose has white head and neck whereas the female is brown with black-striped wings.

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Ashy Headed Goose


Copyright: RN/monacoeye • Do not copy without permission • Ushuaia, Jan 2010

Bird name: Ashy-headed Goose
Latin: Chloephaga poliocephala
Other: Cauquén cabeza gris (Es)
Family: AnatidaeGeese
Range: Southern Cone - Chile, Argentina, Patagonia, Falklands
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A great portrait of an Ashy-headed Goose above on the beach in Ushuaia. Pictured below in family group with goslings.

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Common Merganser

Common Merganser - Mergus merganser
Copyright: AW/monacoeye • Geneva, Switzerland • June • Do not copy without permission

Bird name: Common Merganser
Latin: Mergus merganser
Other: Goosander (UK) • Harle Bièvre, Grand Harle (Fr) • Gänsesäger (De) • Smergo comune (It)
Family: AnatidaeDucks, Mergansers
Range: Widespread North America, Eurasia
SImilar: Red-breasted Merganser

The Goosander, or Common Merganser, is found in northern parts of the world - its reach does not extend down to the Côte d'Azur, however. These Goosanders were photographed by Lake Geneva.

The male, above, has dark upperparts, and light underparts. Females and juveniles have reddish heads and greyish bodies. Juveniles have a white line below the eye.

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Ringed Teal

Cinnamon Teal - Callonetta leucophrys
© monacoeye • Do not copy • September

Bird name: Ringed Teal
Latin: Callonetta leucophrys
Other: Cerceta de collar (Es) • Marreca-de-coleira (Br)
Family: AnatidaeDucks
Range: Argentina, Paraguay, and Bolivia, Brazil, Uruguay.
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Ringed Teal are found in South America but seen here out of context in Nice.

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Canada Goose

Canada Goose - Branta canadensis
Copyright: AT/monacoeye • Do not copy without permission • Washington DC, April 2008

Bird name: Canada Goose
Latin: Branta canadensis
Other:
Family: AnatidaeGeese
Range: Widespread North America

Canada Geese spotted by Alasdair beside the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal in Washington DC.
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Cinnamon Teal

Cinnamon Teal - Anas cyanoptera
Photo copyright: monacoeye • Do not copy • September

Bird name: Cinnamon Teal
Latin: Anas cyanoptera
Other: Pato colorado (Es) • Marreca-carijó (Br)
Family: AnatidaeDucks
Range: W North America to S South America

Cinnamon Teal are found in the Americas but a male zoo bird is pictured here, for the record.
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Bar Headed Goose

Anser indicus - Bar headed goose
Copyright: monacoeye • Do not copy without permission • Nice, 2010

Bird name: Bar Headed Goose
Latin: Anser indicus
Other: Oie à tête barrée (Fr) • Oca indiana (It)
Family: AnatidaeGeese
Range: Central Asian plateau, but feral birds in Europe

This Bar-headed Goose were seen at the Parc Phoenix in Nice. Although they keep a “collection” of ducks and geese, this may have been feral, as I have also seen one on the river in nearby Ventimiglia.More photos...
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Pacific Black Duck

Pacific Black Duck - Anas superciliosa
Copyright: TH/monacoeye • Perth, Australia • Do not copy without permission

Bird name: Pacific Black Duck
Latin: Anas superciliosa
Other:
Family: AnatidaeDucks
Range: Indonesia, New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand etc

A Pacific Black Duck resting on the dock.
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Greater Scaup

Greater Scaup - Aythya marila
Photos copyright: AW/monacoeye • Do not copy • Iceland • May 2010

Bird name: Greater Scaup
Latin: Aythya marila
Other: Scaup
Family: Anatidae • Ducks
Range: Iceland, Northern Europe, some US.

Thanks to Alexia for sending this Scaup photo from Iceland. The Scaup is similar looking to its cousin the Tufted Duck, but is lightly patterned on the top of its back and has no crest. The female is duller and browner, with a white patch at base of bill (see “more photos”)

Scaup breed in Iceland and northern Scandinavia and Russia in the summer, descending mostly to the north Atlantic coastline in the winter.More photos...
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Mute Swan

Mute Swan - Cygnus olor
Mute Swan - Cygnus olor
Photo copyright: monacoeye • Do not copy • Images: Danube Delta + • November 2009

Bird name: Mute Swan
Latin: Cygnus olor
Other: Cygne tuberculé • Cygne muet • Cigno reale (It) • Cigno bianco
Family: AnatidaeSwans
Range:
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Does everyone know the Mute Swan? It’s certainly what most people know as a swan in the UK and much of Europe, but its range only extends a little further into Asia. I wonder if it has been introduced around the world.

Anyway, it is familiar as the large white swan with orange bill and black knob. As can be seen below, the young are mottled brown with dark bill. Large numbers can be found in the Danube Delta in Romania, but they are also common in pairs on lakes and rivers in the UK, France, Italy etc.

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Black Necked Swan

Cygnus melanocoryphus - Black-necked Swan
Photo copyright: monacoeye • Do not copy • Images: Mostardas, Brazil • November 2009

Bird name: Black Necked Swan
Latin: Cygnus melanocoryphus
Other: Cisne-de-pescoço-preto (Br) • Cisne de Cuello Negro (Es)
Family: AnatidaeSwans
Range:
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The Black-necked Swan, the smallest Cygnus swan, lives in southern South America, migrating north to southern Brazil in the winter. Many could be seen when I visited the Lagoa do Peixe (above) in November (spring-summer). Unfortunately they were a little far for a decent photo.More photos...
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Black Swan


Photo copyright: monacoeye • Do not copy • 2009

Bird name: Black Swan
Latin: Cygnus atratus
Other:
Family: AnatidaeSwans
Range:
Similar:

The Black Swan - endemic to Australia - but seen here in Nice.
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Brazilian Teal

Brazilian Teal - Amazonetta brasiliensis
Photo copyright: monacoeye • Do not copy • Images: Lagoa do Peixe, RS • November 2009

Bird name: Brazilian Teal
Latin: Amazonetta brasiliensis
Other: Brazilian Duck • Pé-vermelho (Br) • Pato brasilero (Es)
Family: AnatidaeDucks

The Brazilian Teal lives in South America, including most of Brazil. I found it easiest to identify by the triangular patch of white in its speculum feathers. The male has a red bill, the female a dark bill and small light patches on the face. Both have a few spots on the side of their chest.

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Silver Teal

Silver Teal - Anas versicolor
Silver Teal - Anas versicolor
Photo copyright: monacoeye • Do not copy • Images: Lagoa do Peixe, RS • November 2009

Bird name: Silver Teal
Latin: Anas versicolor
Other: Marreca-cricri (Br) • Pato-argentino • Quiri-quiri • Pato capuchino (Es) • Cerceta argentina
Family: AnatidaeDucks

The Silver Teal lives in southern South America, including Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil, migrating a little further north during the southern winter. It is distinguished by its two-tone head, with dark cap, pink/yellow and blue bill, and striped flank.More photos...
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Red Shoveler

Red Shoveler - Anas platalea
Photo copyright: monacoeye • Do not copy • Images: Lagoa do Peixe, RS • November 2009

Bird name: Red Shoveler
Latin: Anas platalea
Other: Marreca-colhereira (Br) • Pato Pico Cuchara Sudamericano (Es)
Family: AnatidaeDucks

The Red Shoveler lives in southern South America. In Brazil, it can be seen in Rio Grande do Sul during the southern hemisphere winter. The bird above looks like a female from its dark iris and relatively muted colours.

There are four Shovelers (Red, Cape, Australasian, Northern) worldwide, quickly recognisable by their broad bills.More photos...
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Coscoroba Swan

Coscoroba Swan - Coscoroba coscoroba
Photo copyright: monacoeye • Do not copy • Images: Mostardas, Brazil • November 2009

Bird name: Coscoroba Swan
Latin: Coscoroba coscoroba
Other: Capororoca (Br) • Cisne Coscoroba (Es)
Family: Anatidae • Swans

The Coscoroba Swan lives in southern South America, in Brazil only migrating past Rio Grande do Sul to Santa Catarina in winter.

Although a relatively large bird, it is the smallest of all swans, and is predominantly white with black wing tips and reddish bill, legs and feet.

The Coscoroba Swan is only distantly related to the 6 other living swans, which are all in the Cygnus genus.More photos...
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Ruddy Duck

Ruddy Duck - Oxyura jamaicensis
Photos copyright: monacoeye • Nice, France • August, 2009 • Do not copy without permission

Bird name: Ruddy Duck
Latin: Oxyura jamaicensis
Other: Erismature rousse
Family: AnatidaeDucks

The Ruddy Duck is not originally European but American. Having been introduced in Britain it is now colonising the continent and threatening the endangered White-headed Duck, with which it is hybridizing. Apparently the Ruddy males are "sexually aggressive".

However moves are afoot to "remove", or extirpate, the Ruddy Duck from the ecosystem, in order to save the White Headed Duck, which can be found in southern Spain and a few other small colonies in southern Europe.

In Britain the Ruddy Duck has been labelled a pest by the RSPB and the hunting ban has been lifted on it. This refugee was seen in Nice, presumably working his way down to Grenada to check out the White Headed señoritas!More photos...
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Hooded Merganser

Hooded Merganser - Mergus cucullatus
Photos copyright: monacoeye • Nice, France • May June 09 • Do not copy without permission

Bird name: Hooded Merganser
Latin: Mergus cucullatus
Other:
Family: Anatidae • Mergansers • Ducks

Although native to North America, these Hooded Mergansers are from a park in Nice, presumably captive, though there are many escapes.More photos...
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Fulvous Whistling Duck

Dendrocygna bicolor - Fulvous Whistling Duck
Photo copyright: monacoeye • Do not copy

Bird name: Fulvous Whistling Duck
Latin: Dendrocygna bicolor
Other: Marreca-Caneleira • Marrecapeba • Marrecapéua • Xenxém
Family: AnatidaeDucks, Whistling Ducks

Photo: monacoeye • June 2009 • Native from South America to California, India and sub-Saharan Africa.More photos...
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Black Bellied Whistling Duck

Dendrocygna autumnalis - Black Bellied Whistling Duck
Photo copyright: monacoeye • Do not copy

Bird name: Black Bellied Whistling Duck
Latin: Dendrocygna autumnalis
Other: Pijije • Pixixi • Pichichi • Chiriría • Sirirí - (ala blanca • aliblanco) • Pato Maízal
Family: AnatidaeDucks, Whistling Ducks

Photo: monacoeye • June 2009 • Native to South America up to southern USA.
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Ferruginous Duck

Aythya nyroca - Ferruginous Duck in flight in Romania
Photos copyright: monacoeye • Danube Delta, Romania • May 2009 • Do not copy without permission

Bird name: Ferruginous Duck
Latin: Aythya nyroca
Other: Fuligule nyroca
Family: AnatidaeDucks

The Ferruginous Duck seemed to be the most common duck in the Delta on my visit. The only other species I saw was the Mallard.More photos...
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Greylag Goose

anser anser - greylag goose

Bird name: Greylag Goose
Latin: Anser anser
Other: Oie cendrée
Family: AnatidaeGeese

Photo: monacoeye • Camargue • Mar 2009 More photos...
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Domestic Goose

Domestic Goose
Domestic Goose Brazil

Bird name: Domestic Goose
Latin: Anser anser domesticus
Other:
Family: AnatidaeGeese

Photo: monacoeye • SE France • Jan 2009

I believe (but am not sure) that these are Domestic Geese, or mixtures of Domestic Geese and their wild counterparts, Greylay Geese. Less sure about the white one - taken in Brazil.More photos...
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Egyptian Goose

Alopochen aegyptiacus - Egyptian Goose

Bird name: Egyptian Goose
Latin: Alopochen aegyptiacus
Other:
Family: AnatidaeGeese


Taxonomy unclear - near to shelducksMore photos...
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Wood Duck

Aix sponsa Wood Duck

Bird name: Wood Duck
Latin: Aix sponsa
Other: Canard Carolin
Family: AnatidaeDucks
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Northern Shoveler

Anas clypeata Northern Shoveler
Shoveler male female flight

Bird name: Northern Shoveler
Latin: Anas clypeata
Other: Canard Souchet
Family: AnatidaeDucks
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Mallard

Anas platyrynchos Mallard male and female

Bird name: Mallard
Latin: Anas platyrhynchos
Other: Canard Colvert
Family: AnatidaeDucks
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Red Crested Pochard

Netta rufina Red Crested Pochard
Red Crested Pochard female

Bird name: Red Crested Pochard
Latin: Netta rufina
Other: Nette Rousse
Family: AnatidaeDucks
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Common Pochard

Aytha ferina Common Pochard male
Aytha ferina Common Pochard female

Bird name: Common Pochard
Latin: Aytha ferina
Other: Fuligule Milouin
Family: AnatidaeDucks
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Eurasian Teal

Anas crecca Common Teal

Bird name: Common Teal
Latin: Anas crecca
Other: Sarcelle d’Hiver
Family: AnatidaeDucks
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Anatidae - Ducks, Geese, Swans

014 Family: AnatidaeSwans, Ducks, Geese, Shelducks, Mergansers, Eiders, Whistling Ducks, Teals, - IOC 2.5 - 2010

Dendrocygna viduata - White-faced Whistling Duck - Widespread Africa, South America
Dendrocygna autumnalis - Black-bellied Whistling Duck - SE Texas to N Argentina
Dendrocygna guttata - Spotted Whistling Duck - Philippines to New Guinea
Dendrocygna arborea - West Indian Whistling Duck - West Indies
Dendrocygna bicolor - Fulvous Whistling Duck - Widespread North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia
Dendrocygna eytoni - Plumed Whistling Duck - Australia
Dendrocygna arcuata - Wandering Whistling Duck - Philippines to Australia
Dendrocygna javanica - Lesser Whistling Duck - Widespread Asia

Thalassornis leuconotus - White-backed Duck - Widespread Africa

Cereopsis novaehollandiae - Cape Barren Goose - S Australia

Anser cygnoides - Swan Goose - E Eurasia - SE China
Anser fabalis - Taiga Bean Goose - N Eurasia - SE China, C Europe - Anser fabalis new name
Anser serrirostris - Tundra Bean Goose - N Eurasia - Anser serrirostris now split from A. fabalis
Anser brachyrhynchus - Pink-footed Goose - NW Eurasia
Anser anser - Greylag Goose - C, W Eurasia - N Asia
Anser albifrons - Greater White-fronted Goose - Widespread North America, Middle America, Eurasia
Anser erythropus - Lesser White-fronted Goose - N Eurasia - SE Europe, E China
Anser indicus - Bar-headed Goose - C Eurasia - N India

Chen caerulescens - Snow Goose - N North America - S, W South America, N Mexico
Chen rossii - Ross's Goose - N North America - S, W South America, N Mexico
Chen canagica - Emperor Goose - W Alaska, NE Siberia

Branta canadensis - Canada Goose - Widespread North America
Branta hutchinsii - Cackling Goose - C Canada - Texas, N Mexico
Branta sandvicensis - Nene - Hawaiian Islands
Branta bernicla - Brant Goose - Widespread North America, Eurasia
Branta leucopsis - Barnacle Goose - NW Eurasia
Branta ruficollis - Red-breasted Goose - N Eurasia - SE Europe

Coscoroba coscoroba - Coscoroba Swan - Southern Cone

Cygnus atratus - Black Swan - Australia, New Zealand
Cygnus melancoryphus - Black-necked Swan - Southern Cone - Was Cygnus melanocoryphus
Cygnus olor - Mute Swan - Europe to C Asia - N Africa, India
Cygnus buccinator - Trumpeter Swan - NW North America - C North America
Cygnus columbianus - Tundra Swan - N Eurasia, North America - S EU, S, C North America
Cygnus cygnus - Whooper Swan - N Eurasia - W Europe, E China

Stictonetta naevosa - Freckled Duck - SE, SW Australia

Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos - Blue Duck - New Zealand

Tachyeres patachonicus - Flying Steamer Duck - S South America
Tachyeres pteneres - Fuegian Steamer Duck - S South America
Tachyeres brachypterus - Falkland Steamer Duck - Falkland Islands
Tachyeres leucocephalus - Chubut Steamer Duck - SE Argentina

Merganetta armata - Torrent Duck - Venezuela to C Chile & W Argentina

Plectropterus gambensis - Spur-winged Goose - Widespread Africa

Sarkidiornis sylvicola - Comb Duck - Widespread South America
Sarkidiornis melanotos - Knob-billed Duck - Widespread Africa, Asia

Cyanochen cyanoptera - Blue-winged Goose - NE Africa

Alopochen aegyptiaca - Egyptian Goose - Widespread Africa

Neochen jubata - Orinoco Goose - Amazonia

Chloephaga melanoptera - Andean Goose - Peru to S Chile & Argentina
Chloephaga picta - Upland Goose - Southern Cone
Chloephaga hybrida - Kelp Goose - S South America
Chloephaga poliocephala - Ashy-headed Goose - Southern Cone
Chloephaga rubidiceps - Ruddy-headed Goose - S South America

Tadorna tadorna - Common Shelduck - Widespread Eurasia, Africa - N Africa, N India, S China
Tadorna radjah - Raja Shelduck - N Australia, New Guinea
Tadorna ferruginea - Ruddy Shelduck - C, S Eurasia - N Africa, Asia
Tadorna cana - South African Shelduck - S Africa
Tadorna tadornoides - Australian Shelduck - Australia
Tadorna variegata - Paradise Shelduck - New Zealand

Malacorhynchus membranaceus - Pink-eared Duck - Australia

Salvadorina waigiuensis - Salvadori's Teal - New Guinea

Cairina moschata - Muscovy Duck - S Texas to N Argentina

Asarcornis scutulata - White-winged Duck - Southeast Asia, Sumatra

Pteronetta hartlaubii - Hartlaub's Duck - W, WC Africa

Aix sponsa - Wood Duck - Widespread North America - S South America to N Mexico
Aix galericulata - Mandarin Duck - E Eurasia - SE China

Chenonetta jubata - Maned Duck - Australia

Nettapus auritus - African Pygmy Goose - Widespread Africa
Nettapus coromandelianus - Cotton Pygmy Goose - Widespread Asia - Australasia
Nettapus pulchellus - Green Pygmy Goose - New Guinea, N Australia

Amazonetta brasiliensis - Brazilian Teal - Amazonia, SE South America

Callonetta leucophrys - Ringed Teal - SC South America

Lophonetta specularioides - Crested Duck - S South America

Speculanas specularis - Bronze-winged Duck - Southern Cone

Anas capensis - Cape Teal - C, SC, S Africa - W Africa
Anas strepera - Gadwall - Widespread North America, Eurasia - Central America, Africa, N Asia
Anas falcata - Falcated Duck - E Eurasia - SE China, C Europe
Anas sibilatrix - Chiloe Wigeon - Southern Cone
Anas penelope - Eurasian Wigeon - N Eurasia - Africa, N Asia
Anas americana - American Wigeon - Widespread North America - Central America
Anas sparsa - African Black Duck - Widespread Africa
Anas rubripes - American Black Duck - NE, C, E North America
Anas platyrhynchos - Mallard - Widespread North America, Eurasia - Mexico, N Africa, Australasia, N Asia
Anas fulvigula - Mottled Duck - SC, SE North America
Anas diazi - Mexican Duck - SW US to N, C Mexico highlands - Mexican Duck Anas diazi related to Black and Mottled Ducks
Anas wyvilliana - Hawaiian Duck - Hawaiian Islands
Anas laysanensis - Laysan Duck - Laysan Island
Anas luzonica - Philippine Duck - Philippines
Anas superciliosa - Pacific Black Duck - Widespread Australasia
Anas poecilorhyncha - Indian Spot-billed Duck - S, SE Asia from  Pakistan, S to Sri Lanka, E to Laos and N to SW Yunnan
Anas zonorhyncha - Eastern Spot-billed Duck - China, Southeast Asia
Anas undulata - Yellow-billed Duck - EC, SC, S Africa
Anas melleri - Meller's Duck - Madagascar
Anas discors - Blue-winged Teal - N, C North America - Central America, N South America
Anas cyanoptera - Cinnamon Teal - W North America to S South America
Anas smithii - Cape Shoveler - S Africa
Anas platalea - Red Shoveler - S South America
Anas rhynchotis - Australasian Shoveler - Australia, New Zealand
Anas clypeata - Northern Shoveler - Widespread North America, Eurasia - Central America, Africa, Asia
Anas bernieri - Bernier's Teal - Madagascar
Anas gibberifrons - Sunda Teal - Indonesia
Anas albogularis - Andaman Teal - Andaman Is., Cocos Is. Asia - Split from A. gibberifrons
Anas gracilis - Grey Teal - Widespread Australasia
Anas castanea - Chestnut Teal - Australia
Anas aucklandica - Auckland Teal - Auckland Islands - Was Brown Teal
Anas nesiotis - Campbell Teal - Campbell Islands - Split from A. aucklandica
Anas chlorotis - Brown Teal - New Zealand - Split from A. aucklandica
Anas bahamensis - White-cheeked Pintail - South America, also Caribbean
Anas erythrorhyncha - Red-billed Teal - E, SC, S Africa
Anas flavirostris - Yellow-billed Teal - W, S South America - Anas flavirostris includes ssp oxyptera Anas andium - Andean Teal - Colombia, Ecuador - Split from A. flavirostris
Anas georgica - Yellow-billed Pintail - W, S South America - Anas georgica of South Georgia includes ssp spinicauda, species?
Anas acuta - Northern Pintail - N North America, Eurasia - Central America, Asia, Africa
Anas eatoni - Eaton's Pintail - Kerguelen Islands
Anas querquedula - Garganey - W, C, E Eurasia - W, C Africa, Asia
Anas formosa - Baikal Teal - N Eurasia - SE China, Japan
Anas crecca - Eurasian Teal - Widespread Eurasia - Africa, N Asia
Anas carolinensis - Green-winged Teal - Widespread North America - Central America
Anas versicolor - Silver Teal - S South America
Anas puna - Puna Teal - Peru to NW Argentina
Anas hottentota - Hottentot Teal - E, SE, S, WC Africa

Marmaronetta angustirostris - Marbled Duck - W, C Eurasia - Africa

Netta rufina - Red-crested Pochard - W, C Eurasia - N India
Netta peposaca - Rosy-billed Pochard - S South America
Netta erythrophthalma - Southern Pochard - E, SE, S Africa; Amazonia

Aythya valisineria - Canvasback - Widespread North America - Central America
Aythya americana - Redhead - Widespread North America - Central America
Aythya ferina - Common Pochard - W, C Eurasia - Africa, N Asia
Aythya australis - Hardhead - Australia
Aythya innotata - Madagascar Pochard - Madagascar
Aythya baeri - Baer's Pochard - E Eurasia - S China, Southeast Asia
Aythya nyroca - Ferruginous Duck - W, C Eurasia - Africa
Aythya novaeseelandiae - New Zealand Scaup - New Zealand
Aythya collaris - Ring-necked Duck - Widespread North America - Central America
Aythya fuligula - Tufted Duck - Widespread Eurasia - Africa, N Asia
Aythya marila - Greater Scaup - Widespread North America, Eurasia
Aythya affinis - Lesser Scaup - Widespread North America - Central America

Polysticta stelleri - Steller's Eider - Siberia, Alaska - N Pacific

Somateria fischeri - Spectacled Eider - Siberia, Alaska - N Pacific
Somateria spectabilis - King Eider - N North America, Eurasia - N Atlantic, N Pacific
Somateria mollissima - Common Eider - N North America, Eurasia - N Atlantic, N Pacific - Some Common Eider ssp eg Pacific Eider S. m. v-nigrum species?

Histrionicus histrionicus - Harlequin Duck - N North America, Eurasia - N Atlantic, N Pacific

Melanitta perspicillata - Surf Scoter - N North America - W Atlantic, N,e Pacific
Melanitta fusca - Velvet Scoter - N Eurasia - E Atlantic, W Pacific
Melanitta deglandi - White-winged Scoter - N North America - W Atlantic, E Pacific - Split from M. fusca
Melanitta nigra - Common Scoter - N Eurasia - E Atlantic
Melanitta americana - Black Scoter - N North America - W Atlantic. E Pacific - Split from M. nigra

Clangula hyemalis - Long-tailed Duck - Siberia to N Canada - N Atlantic, N Pacific

Bucephala albeola - Bufflehead - N North America - to Mexico
Bucephala clangula - Common Goldeneye - Widespread North America, Eurasia
Bucephala islandica - Barrow's Goldeneye - NW, NE, North America, also Iceland

Mergellus albellus - Smew - Widespread Eurasia - S, E China

Lophodytes cucullatus - Hooded Merganser - Widespread North America

Mergus octosetaceus - Brazilian Merganser - E, SC South America
Mergus merganser - Common Merganser - Widespread North America, Eurasia
Mergus serrator - Red-breasted Merganser - Widespread North America, Eurasia
Mergus squamatus - Scaly-sided Merganser - E Eurasia

Heteronetta atricapilla - Black-headed Duck - SC South America

Nomonyx dominicus - Masked Duck - Widespread Latin America

Oxyura jamaicensis - Ruddy Duck - Widespread North America, Middle America
Oxyura ferruginea - Andean Duck - Colombia to Southern Cone - Split from O. jamaicensis
Oxyura vittata - Lake Duck - Southern Cone
Oxyura australis - Blue-billed Duck - Australia
Oxyura maccoa - Maccoa Duck - E, S Africa
Oxyura leucocephala - White-headed Duck - SW, C Eurasia

Biziura lobata - Musk Duck - SW, SE Australia
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