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Black-headed Duck Heteronetta atricapilla
2012-03-22 22:46:19

The Black-headed Duck, (Heteronetta atricapilla), is a species of stiff-tailed duck from the subfamily Oxyurinae and the family Anatidae. It is the only member of its genus Heteronetta. Its habitat is swamps, lakes and marshes in Northern Chile, Paraguay, and Northern Argentina. This species is not considered threatened by the IUCN. The Black-headed Duck is the most primitive member of its...

Orinoco Goose Neochen jubata
2012-03-22 21:52:06

The Orinoco Goose (Neochen jubata) is a species of bird in the Anatidae family of ducks, geese and swans. It is also in the shelduck subfamily Tadorninae. It is the only living member of the genus Neochen. The Orinoco Goose is found in the forests of tropical South America. Its habitat includes forest lakes or marshes with access to open woodland or savanna. Fossils of two relative...

Blue-winged Goose
2006-03-09 10:07:41

The Blue-winged Goose (Cyanochen cyanopterus) is a large sheldgoose, which is native to Ethiopia. It is the only member of the genus Cyanochen. This little-known species breeds by mountain lakes and streams. Its lined nest is built amongst grass tussocks, and average clutch size is 6-7 eggs. It can swim and fly well, but this terrestrial bird is reluctant to do either, and is quite...

Magellan Goose
2006-03-08 14:08:29

The Magellan Goose or Upland Goose (Chloephaga picta) is a South American member of the duck, goose and swan family Anatidae and the shelduck subfamily Tadorninae. Males have a white head and breast, whereas the females can sometimes be mistaken for Ruddy-headed Geese.

Pink-eared Duck
2006-03-08 13:47:25

The Pink-eared Duck (Malacorhynchus membranaceus) is a species of duck found in Australia. It is the only living member of the genus Malacorhynchus; a closely related, but slightly larger extinct form from New Zealand was described as Scarlett's Duck (Malacorhynchus scarletti). It has a large spatulate bill like that of the Australasian Shoveler, but is smaller at 38-40 cm in length. Its...

Ruddy Shelduck
2006-03-08 12:56:01

The Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea) is a member of the duck, goose and swan family Anatidae and the shelduck subfamily Tadorninae. There are very small resident populations of this species in north west Africa and Ethiopia, but the main breeding range of this species is from south east Europe across central Asia to southeast China. These birds are mostly migratory, spending their winters...

Freckled Duck
2006-03-08 12:13:10

The Freckled Duck (Stictonetta naevosa) is a moderately large, broad-bodied duck native to southern Australia. Though protected by law, this rare duck is not classified as endangered. Dark in color with fine off-white speckles all over, it is most easily identified by its large head with a peaked (as opposed to rounded) crown. The Freckled Duck feeds by dabbling in shallow water, often by...

Hawaiian Goose
2006-03-08 10:33:52

The Hawaiian Goose or Nene (Branta sandvicensis) is a species of goose found only on the Hawaiian Islands. It shares a recent common ancestor with Branta canadensis, the Canada Goose. The official bird of the State of Hawaii, the Nene is exclusively found in the wild of the islands of Maui, Kauai and Hawaii. A larger and possibly flightless extinct species, the Nene-nui (Branta hylobadistes)...

Barnacle Goose
2006-03-07 15:20:49

The Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis) belongs to the genus of black geese named Branta. This genus contains species with mostly black plumage, distinguishing them from the grey Anser species. Despite its superficial outward similarity to the Brent Goose, genetic analysis has shown it is an eastern derivative of the Cackling Goose lineage. It is easily identified by its largely black plumage and...

Rosss Goose
2006-03-07 15:11:18

The Ross's Goose (Chen rossii) is a North American species of goose. It breeds in northern Canada and winters much further south in the continent in the southern USA and occasionally northern Mexico. The American Ornithologists' Union places this species and the other two "white" geese in the genus Chen rather than the more traditional "grey" goose genus Anser. Ross's Goose has white...

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  • Boughs or branches.
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