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duck migration wetlands
2014-07-20 09:41:37

New research has revealed that mallard ducks use public and private wetland conservation areas extensively as they travel hundreds of miles across the continent, illustrating the importance of maintaining protected wetland areas.

Ducks Flock To Ricefields In Extremadura
2012-10-30 15:22:50

Four new reservoirs linked to rice cultivation built in the middle basin of the Guadiana river in the middle of the 1990's have allowed various migratory dabbling duck species to significantly increase in number during the winter.

2010-06-04 14:24:00

Money raised helps provide year-round sports training and competition to children with intellectual disabilities ATLANTA , June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Special Olympics Georgia (SOGA) is holding its annual fundraiser where rubber ducks are adopted for $5 each and raced for prizes to help the nonprofit provide year-round sports training and competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The 2010 Duck Derby will feature thousands of yellow rubber ducks racing in the...

2009-08-03 16:00:03

A new oral vaccine against sylvatic plague is showing significant promise in the laboratory as a way to protect prairie dogs and may eventually protect endangered black-footed ferrets who now get the disease by eating infected prairie dogs, according to results by a USGS researcher at the USGS National Wildlife Health Center.

2009-04-29 16:48:34

A British store said a mother duck built her nest in its back yard and led her ducklings on a march through the shop, across a street and into a river. Workers at the Kidney Research U.K. charity store in St.

2008-10-01 15:00:21

ENVIRONMENT Minister Trevor Mallard's sudden tough talking over water has more to do with the pending election than a real Government desire to tackle a pressing problem. Mr Mallard wants the worst of the polluting farmers to be jailed.

2008-09-26 15:00:24

By GORMAN, Paul Polluting farmers should be jailed, says Environment Minister Trevor Mallard. He told the Water and Wastes Association conference in Christchurch this week that he supported tougher sentences and even jail for serious water polluters.

2008-08-04 03:00:15

By Jennifer McLain EL MONTE - County officials still don't know what killed more than 50 ducks in the San Gabriel River in July. The dead ducks were found by a West Covina bird-watcher last month, and that prompted an investigation by the county's Department of Public Works.

2008-08-03 03:00:13

By Jennifer McLain EL MONTE - County officials still don't know what killed more than 50 ducks in the San Gabriel River in July. The ducks were found dead by a West Covina bird watcher last month, and prompted the response of the county's public works department.


Latest Anas Reference Libraries

Cape Shoveler, Anas smithii
2012-04-02 15:05:15

The Cape Shoveler, (Anas smithii), is a species of dabbling duck native to South Africa. It is also commonly found further north in Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, southern Angola, Lesotho, Mozambique, and Zambia. Its habitats are open wetlands such as grassland or marshes with some emergent vegetation. This bird is non-migratory, but does have some seasonal movements. The birds binomial (species) name commemorates zoologist Andrew Smith. The Cape Shoveler is a long duck at roughly 20 inches....

African Black Duck, Anas sparsa
2012-03-22 18:23:56

The African Black Duck, (Anas sparsa), is a species of duck. Though it is a member of the genus Anas, it is genetically close in relation to the mallard group. Even with some peculiarities in behavior and plumage, it has been placed in the subgenus Melananas. It is found in central and southern Africa. It is also commonly known as the Black River Duck, West African Duck or Ethiopian Black Duck. The African Black Duck is almost an entirely black duck with white markings on its back. This...

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2008-11-25 21:47:21

The Australasian Shoveler (Anas rhynchotis), is a species of dabbling duck found in Australia. It is a protected species under the National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1974. Adults are 18 to 21 inches in length. Males have a blue-gray head with a vertical white crescent. Its habitat is heavily vegetated swamps. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2008-11-25 21:38:58

The Red Shoveler (Anas platalea), is a species of dabbling duck found in southern South America, mainly in Argentina. It migrates to Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay and Brazil in winter. It is a rare vagrant to the Falkland Islands. Its habitat is shallow lakes and pools with dense reed beds, marshes and lagoons. Adults are 18 to 22.5 inches long and weigh 19.2 to 20.8 ounces. Its diet includes herbs, grasses, pond weeds, eelgrass and algae. It has a life span of 20 - 30 years. Photo Copyright...

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2007-10-24 16:17:11

The Pink-headed Duck (Netta caryophyllacea), was a large diving duck. It formerly occurred in eastern India, Bangladesh and northern Myanmar. Its breeding habitat was lowland marshes and pools in tall-grass jungle. The last confirmed sighting of this duck was in 1935, although unconfirmed reports from India persisted until the early 1960s. It was reportedly viewed in 1988 and 2003 as well, but both sightings are unconfirmed and believed to have been a different species altogether. The...

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