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Ducks, Geese, Swans, Mergansers

Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
waterfowl: ducks, geese, swans
plus mergansers, teals, goldeneye
around 40 genera - 15 depicted
around 146 species worldwide - 26 depicted

Species on page

+ Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
+ Green-winged Teal (Anas carolinensis)
+ Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)
+ White-cheeked Pintail (Anas bahamensis)
+ Pacific black duck (Anas superciliosa)
+ Andean teal (Anas andium)

+ Canvasback (Aythya valisineria)
+ Ring-necked ducks (Aythya collaris)
+ Black-bellied whistling duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis)
+ Rudy duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)
+ Wood duck (Aix sponsa)
+ Mandarin duck (Aix galericulata)
+ Australian wood duck (Chenonetta jubata)

+ Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
+ Nene (Branta sandvicensis)
+ Egyptian goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus)
+ Upland goose (Chloephaga picta)
+ Bar-headed goose (Anser indicus)
+ Greylag goose (Anser anser)
+ Cape Barren goose (Cereopsis novaehollandiae)
+ Andean goose (Neochen melanoptera)

+ Mute swan (Cygnus olor)
+ Black-necked swan (Cygnus melancoryphus)
+ Black swan (Cygnus atratus)

+ Common merganser (Mergus merganser)
+ Common goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)

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Ducks

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Mr. and Mrs. Mallard

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Anas platyrhynchos
Anatidae type species
Palo Alto Baylands 12-24-2010

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Bottoms up

pair of mallards

Palo Alto Baylands
November 25, 2013

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Mallard

mallard
Anas platyrhynchos
Tasmania
September 11, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Green-winged teal (Anas carolinensis)

Two for teal

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Green-winged teal (Anas carolinensis)
Palo Alto Baylands
2012

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Blue-winged teal (Anas discors)

Blue-winged teal

blue-winged teal

Blue-winged teal (Anas discors)
Green Cay, Florida
2012

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White cheeked Pintail (Anas bahamensis)

White-cheeked Pintail

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White cheeked Pintail (Anas bahamensis)
Galápagos, 2010

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galapagos
White-cheeked Pintail (Anas bahamensis)
Santa Cruz, Galápagos
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Pacific black duck (Anas superciliosa)

Pacific black duck

Pacific black duck (Anas superciliosa)
Tasman Peninsula
August 29, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2

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Pacific black duck

pacific black duck
Pacific black duck (Anas superciliosa)
August 19, 2015
Perth, Australia
Canon 7Dmark2

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Green patch

green patch
Pacific black duck (Anas superciliosa)
August 19, 2015
Perth, Australia
Canon 7Dmark2

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Andean teal (Anas andium)

Teal

lake titicaca

Andean teal (Anas andium)
Family: Anatidae
Taquile Island
Lake Titicaca, Peru
July 14, 2017
Canon 7Dmark2
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Canvasback (Aythya valisineria)

Stick in the mud

canvasback

Canvasback (Aythya valisineria)

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Ring-necked ducks (Aythya collaris)

Necks rung

felt lake

Ring-necked ducks (Aythya collaris)
Photographing Nature class
October 21, 2017
Canon 7Dmark 2
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Black-bellied whistling duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis)

Doesn't know the words

Black-bellied whistling duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis)
The Pantanal

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Rudy duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)

Ruddy duck

Rudy duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)
London
May 7, 2004
Canon PowerShot Pro90 IS
with Geoffrey Tyack

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Wood duck (Aix sponsa)

The whole family

wood duck
Wood duck
Green Cay, Florida
April 30, 2015

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Favorite child

wood duck
Wood ducks
Green Cay, Florida
April 30, 2015

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Mandarin duck (Aix galericulata)

Mandarin

mandarin duck
Mandarin duck
London
May 7, 2004
Canon Digital rebel

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Confuse us say...

mandarin duck
Mandarin duck
London
May 7, 2004
Canon Digital rebel

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Australian wood duck (Chenonetta jubata)

Australian wood duck

australian wood duck
Australian wood duck (Chenonetta jubata)
Tasman Peninsula
September 13, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2

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Duck

australian wood duck
Australian wood duck - female (Chenonetta jubata)
August 19, 2015
Perth, Australia
Canon 7Dmark2

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Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Geese

Canada Goose
Byxbee Park

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Branta canadensis

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Byxbee Park

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Moving up

felt lake

Canada geese (Branta canadensis)
Photographing Nature class
October 21, 2017
Canon 7Dmark 2
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Nene (Branta sandvicensis)

hawaii 2017

Nene (Branta sandvicensis)
Kilauea Military Camp
Volcanoes National Park
Hawaii
June 27, 2017
Canon 7D mark II

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Nene (Branta sandvicensis)
Kilauea Military Camp
Volcanoes National Park
Hawaii
June 27, 2017
Canon 7D mark II

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hawaii 2017

Nene (Branta sandvicensis)
Kilauea Military Camp
Volcanoes National Park
Hawaii
June 27, 2017
Canon 7D mark II

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Nene (Branta sandvicensis)
Kilauea Military Camp
Volcanoes National Park
Hawaii
June 27, 2017
Canon 7D mark II

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Egyptian goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus)

Power step

goose

Egyptian goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus)
Only extant species in genus
Serengeti
July, 2012

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Egyptian goose - feathered

florida

August 17, 2009

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Egyptian goose

goose
Egyptian goose
Compay Garden, Cape Town
June 12, 2013

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Egyptian goslings

goose
Egyptian goose
Compay Garden, Cape Town
June 12, 2013

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Upland goose

Male upland goose

ushuaia pix

Male upland goose (Chloephaga picta)
Tierra del Fuego National Park
December 20, 2013

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Female upland goose

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Female upland goose (Chloephaga picta)
Tierra del Fuego National Park
December 20, 2013

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Bar-headed goose (Anser indicus)

Bar some

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Bar-headed goose (Anser indicus)
Kew Gardens
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with head baried

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Bar-headed goose (Anser indicus)
London
May 7, 2004
Canon Digital rebel

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Greylag goose (Anser anser)

Greylag goose

Greylag goose (Anser anser) London
May 7, 2004
Canon PowerShot Pro90 IS
with Geoffrey Tyack

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Cape Barren goose (Cereopsis novaehollandiae)

Down under goose

cape barren goose
Cape Barren goose (Cereopsis novaehollandiae)
April 3, 2012

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Cape Barren goose

cape barren goose
Cape Barren goose (Cereopsis novaehollandiae)
Tasman Peninsula
August 30, 2015

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Andean goose (Neochen melanoptera)

Two birds reflected

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Andean goose (Neochen melanoptera)
Atacama, Chile
Canon T1i,
May 31, 2010

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Swans

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)

Swan song - near Folly Bridge

Brooding over seven eggs and a beer bottle

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Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Along the Isis
Oxford, England

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Four cygnets and mom

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Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
May 17, 2009
By May 18, they were gone and the nest was abandoned.
Oxford, England

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Single cygnet

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Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
May 17, 2009
Oxford, England

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Swans, a-parently

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Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
May 17, 2009
Oxford, England

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Black neck swan (Cygnus melancoryphus)

Black neck swan
Patagonia

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Cygnus melancoryphus

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Black-necked swans

swan

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Black swan

black swan
Black swan (Cygnus atratus)
April 3, 2012

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More than a theory

black swan
Black swan (Cygnus atratus)
Tasmania
September 4, 2015
Canon 7DMark2

This was taken at exactly the same location, more than three years later.

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Hitchhiker

black swan
Black swan (Cygnus atratus)
Tasmania
September 4, 2015
Canon 7DMark2

Note that the cygnets are light colored.

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Need ID

Duckling and family circus diagram

florida

August 19, 2009

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Duckling and duckweed

florida

August 19, 2009

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Ducking in

duck

Palo Alto Baylands
2012

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Common merganser (Mergus merganser)

Mr. and Mrs. Merganser

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Common merganser (Mergus merganser)
Male and female
June 4, 2011

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Common Goldeneye

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Common goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)
Palo Alto Baylands
December 7, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2

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Common Goldeneye

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Common goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)
Palo Alto Baylands
December 7, 2015
Canon 7Dmark2

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Birds

+ By type
+ By location
+ Miscellaneous

Other Anseriformes

+ Anatidae: Ducks, Geese, Swans

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modified: October 24, 2017
created: February 2, 2007 (from kingfishers)
Contact: siegelr@stanford.edu
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