Harteman Wildfowl, presented by Jan Harteman

Wildfowl news and updates:

Mar
25

A brief history of the first white-winged wood ducks in captivity

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This might be the first captive breeding pair of white-winged wood ducks ever (1936, D.G. Schuyl). Pictured in "Siergevogelte" (1941, van Gink). Five ducklings were reared as described in Peter Scott's Waterfowl of the World, Volume III (1959). 
A brief history of the first birds in captivity is summarized here

Jan
22

Supporting EAZA's Silent Forest Campaign

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The Silent Forest CampaignAsian Songbird Crisis

Songbirds in Asia are threatened with extinction due to excessive and strongly cultural rooted consumption of wild songbirds for trade, songbird competitions, pets, export, traditional medicine and food. The Silent Forest Campaign aims to save a growing number of songbirds by increasing knowledge, awareness and commitment to do action within and beyond the zoo community. Harteman Wildfowl is supporting the Silent Forest Campaign [Read more here...]

Dec
31

New species added: Eaton's pintail

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Today, the Eaton's pintail has been added to our website,

including some photos shared by Regis Perdriat

You can find the Eaton's pintail here.

 

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Above: Anas eatoni drygalskifrom the Crozet Archipelego.

Photo copyright (2012), with permission, by Regis Perdriat

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