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Green Pygmy Goose
2006-03-09 11:12:33

The Green Pygmy Goose (Nettapus pulchellus) is a small perching duck found in southern New Guinea and northern Australia. It is largely resident, apart from dispersion during the wet season. The habitat is well vegetated lowland lagoons and other permanent fresh waters.

Mandarin Duck
2006-03-09 11:10:52

The Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata) 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. Adult males are striking and unmistakable with their red bill, large white crescent above the eye and reddish face and "whiskers". The breast is purple with two vertical white bars and the flanks ruddy with two orange "sails" at...

White-winged Wood Duck
2006-03-09 10:39:39

The White-winged Wood Duck (Cairina scutulata) is a species of dabbling duck that belongs to the genus Cairina. Historically it was widely distributed from north-east India and Bangladesh, through South East Asia to Java and Sumatra. However, in 2002 it had a population of only 800, with about 200 in Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia, 150 on Sumatra, notably in Way Kambas National Park,and...

Comb Duck
2006-03-08 12:34:14

The Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis melanotos) is an unusual duck, best placed in the shelduck subfamily Tadorninae, though it has formerly been included in the Anatinae. This duck breeds in the tropics of South America, sub-Saharan Africa and India. It is largely resident, apart from dispersion in the wet season, and it nests in tree holes usually, laying 7-15 eggs. Its preferred habitat is...

Wood Duck Aix sponsa
2014-06-01 20:37:52

The Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) is a medium-sized perching duck roughly three-quarters of the length of an adult Mallard. The adult male has unique multi-colored iridescent plumage and red eyes. The female is less colorful with a white eye-ring and a whitish throat. Both adults have crested heads. When swimming, wood ducks bob their head back and forth in a jerking motion, which makes them easy...

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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'