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Waterfowl (Anseriformes)

Anseriformes is the scientific name for the order of waterfowl, also called wildfowl.
This order of aquatic birds includes all species of the world's ducks, geese, swans and screamers.


Screamers (Anhimides)

Screamers (Anhimidae)

  1. Horned screamer, Anhima cornuta
  2. Northern screamer, Chauna chavaria
  3. Crested screamer, Chauna torquata

Ducks, geese and swans (Anserides)

Magpie goose (Anseranatidae)

  1. Magpie goose, Anseranas semipalmata

Whistling ducks or Tree ducks (Dendrocygnidae)

  1. White-faced whistling duck, Dendrocygna viduata 
  2. Black-bellied whistling duck, Dendrocygna autumnalis 
  3. Spotted whistling duck, Dendrocygna guttata 
  4. West-Indian whistling duck, Dendrocygna arborea 
  5. Fulvous whistling duck, Dendrocygna bicolor 
  6. Plumed (Eyton's) whistling duck, Dendrocygna eytoni 
  7. Wandering whistling duck, Dendrocygna arcuata
  8. Lesser whistling duck, Dendrocygna javanica 
  9. White-backed duck, Thalassornis leuconotus

Stiff-tailed ducks and relatives (Oxyurinae)

  1. Ruddy duck, Oxyura jamaicensis
  2. Lake duck (Argentine ruddy duck), Oxyura vittata
  3. Australian blue-billed duck, Oxyura australis 
  4. Maccoa duck, Oxyura maccoa
  5. White-headed duck, Oxyura leucocephala
  6. Masked duck, Oxyura dominica 
  7. Musk duck, Biziura lobata 
  8. Black-headed duck, Heteronetta atricapilla
  9. Freckled duck, Stictonetta naevosa

Geese and swans (Anserinae)

  1. Swan goose, Anser cygnoides
  2. Greylag goose, Anser anser 
  3. Taiga bean goose, Anser fabalis 
  4. Tundra bean goose, Anser serrirostris 
  5. Pink-footed goose, Anser brachyrhynchus 
  6. Bar-headed goose, Anser indicus
  7. Greater white-fronted goose, Anser albifrons 
  8. Lesser white-fronted goose, Anser erythropus
  9. Emperor goose, Chen canagica
  10. Snow goose, Chen caerulescens 
  11. Ross' goose, Chen rossii
  12. Canada goose, Branta canadensis
    1. Atlantic Canada goose, Branta canadensis canadensis - nominate race
    2. Lesser Canada goose, Branta canadensis parvipes
    3. Moffitt's Canada goose, Branta canadensis moffittii
    4. Interior Canada goose, Branta canadensis interior
    5. Dusky Canada goose, Branta canadensis occidentalis
    6. Vancouver Canada goose, Branta canadensis fulva
    7. Giant Canada goose, Branta canadensis maxima
  13. Cackling goose, Branta hutchinsii
    1. Richardson's Canada goose Branta hutchinsii hutchinsii - nominate race
    2. Cackling goose, Branta hutchinsii minima
    3. Aleutian Canada goose, Branta hutchinsii leucopareia
    4. Taverner's Canada goose, Branta hutchinsii taverneri
    5. Bering Island Canada goose, Branta hutchinsii asiatica - extinct
  14. Hawaiian goose (Nene), Branta sandvicensis
  15. Brant goose (Brent goose), Branta bernicla
    1. Dark-bellied (Russian) Brant goose, Branta bernicla bernicla
    2. Pale-bellied (Atlantic) Brant goose, Branta bernicla hrota
    3. Black (Pacific) Brant goose, Branta bernicla nigricans
  16. Barnacle goose, Branta leucopsis
  17. Red-breasted goose, Branta ruficollis
  18. Cape Barren (Cereopsis) goose, Cereopsis novaehollandiae 
  19. Coscoroba swan, Coscoroba coscoroba 
  20. Black-necked swan, Cygnus melanocoryphus 
  21. Black swan, Cygnus atratus 
  22. Mute swan, Cygnus olor 
  23. Trumpeter swan, Cygnus buccinator 
  24. Whooper swan, Cygnus cygnus
  25. Tundra swan, Cygnus columbianus
    1. Whistling swan, Cygnus columbianus columbianus
    2. Bewick's swan, Cygnus columbianus bewickii
    3. Jankowski's swan, Cygnus columbianus jankowskii

Spur-winged goose (Plectropterinae)

  1. Spur-winged goose, Plectropterus gambensis

Shelducks, sheldgeese and relatives (Tadorninae)

  1. Comb duck, Sarkidiornis melanotos 
  2. Blue-winged goose, Cyanochen cyanopterus 
  3. Egyptian goose, Alopochen aegyptiacus 
  4. Orinoco goose, Neochen jubatus
  5. Andean goose, Chloephaga melanoptera 
  6. Magellan (Upland) goose, Chloephaga picta 
  7. Kelp goose, Chloephaga hybrida
  8. Ashy-headed goose, Chloephaga poliocephala 
  9. Ruddy-headed goose, Chloephaga rubidiceps 
  10. Common shelduck, Tadorna tadorna 
  11. Radjah shelduck, Tadorna radjah 
  12. Ruddy shelduck, Tadorna ferruginea 
  13. Cape shelduck, Tadorna cana 
  14. Paradise shelduck, Tadorna variegata 
  15. Australian shelduck, Tadorna tadornoides 
  16. Pink-eared duck, Malacorhynchus membranaceus 
  17. Torrent duck, Merganetta armata 
  18. New-Zealand blue duck, Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos 
  19. Flying steamer duck, Tachyeres patachonicus 
  20. Falkland steamer duck, Tachyeres brachypterus 
  21. Magellanic steamer duck, Tachyeres pteneres 
  22. White-headed steamer duck, Tachyeres leucocephalus

Ducks (Anatinae)

  1. White-winged wood duck, Cairina scutulata 
  2. Muscovy duck, Cairina moschata 
  3. Hartlaub's duck, Pteronetta hartlaubi 
  4. Maned goose (Australian wood duck), Chenonetta jubata 
  5. North American wood duck, Aix sponsa
  6. Mandarin duck, Aix galericulata
  7. African pygmy goose, Nettapus auritus
  8. Cotton pygmy goose, Nettapus coromandelianus
  9. Green pygmy goose, Nettapus pulchellus
  10. Brazilian duck, Amazonetta brasiliensis 
  11. Salvadori's duck, Salvadorina waigiuensis 
  12. Ringed teal, Callonetta leucophrys 
  13. Cape teal, Anas capensis 
  14. Crested duck, Lophonetta specularoides 
  15. Spectacled duck, Speculanas specularis 
  16. Gadwall, Anas strepera 
  17. Falcated duck, Anas falcata 
  18. Chiloé wigeon, Anas sibilatrix 
  19. European wigeon, Anas penelope 
  20. American wigeon, Anas americana 
  21. Mallard duck, Anas platyrhynchos 
  22. American black duck, Anas rubripes 
  23. Mottled (Florida) duck, Anas fulvigula 
  24. Hawaiian duck (Koloa), Anas wyvilliana 
  25. Laysan teal (Laysan duck), Anas laysanensis
  26. Philippine duck, Anas luzonica 
  27. Spot-billed duck, Anas poecilorhyncha 
  28. Pacific grey duck, Anas superciliosa 
  29. Meller's duck, Anas melleri 
  30. Yellow-billed duck, Anas undulata 
  31. African Black duck, Anas sparsa 
  32. Blue-winged teal, Anas discors 
  33. Cinnamon teal, Anas cyanoptera 
  34. Northern shoveler, Anas clypeata 
  35. Cape shoveler, Anas smithii 
  36. Australian shoveler, Anas rhynchotis 
  37. Red shoveler, Anas platalea 
  38. Madagascar (Bernier's) teal, Anas bernieri 
  39. Andaman teal, Anas albogularis 
  40. East Indian grey teal, Anas gibberifrons 
  41. Australian grey teal, Anas gracilis 
  42. Chestnut teal, Anas castanea 
  43. New Zealand brown teal, Anas chlorotis 
  44. Auckland Island flightless teal, Anas aucklandica 
  45. Campbell Island flighless teal, Anas nesiotis 
  46. Northern pintail, Anas acuta 
  47. Eaton's pintail, Anas eatoni 
  48. Yellow-billed pintail, Anas georgica 
  49. Bahama (White-cheeked) pintail, Anas bahamensis 
  50. Red-billed Pintail, Anas erythrorhyncha 
  51. Speckled teal, Anas flavirostris 
  52. Garganey, Anas querquedula 
  53. Baikal teal, Anas formosa 
  54. Eurasian green-winged (Common) teal, Anas crecca 
  55. American green-winged (Common) teal, Anas carolinensis 
  56. Puna teal, Anas puna 
  57. Versicolored (Silver) teal, Anas versicolor 
  58. Hottentot teal, Anas hottentota 
  59. Marbled teal, Marmaronetta angustirostris 
  60. Red-crested pochard, Netta rufina 
  61. Rosy-billed pochard, Netta peposaca 
  62. Southern pochard, Netta erythrophthalma 
  63. Canvasback, Aythya valisineria 
  64. Common pochard, Aythya ferina 
  65. Redhead, Aythya americana 
  66. Australian White-eye duck, Aythya australis 
  67. Madagascar pochard, Aythya innotata 
  68. Ferruginous pochard, Aythya nyroca 
  69. Baer's pochard, Aythya baeri 
  70. New Zealand scaup, Aythya novaeseelandiae 
  71. Ring-necked duck, Aythya collaris 
  72. Tufted duck, Aythya fuligula 
  73. Greater scaup, Aythya marila 
  74. Lesser scaup, Aythya affinis 
  75. Common eider, Somateria mollissima 
  76. Pacific eider, Somateria v-nigra 
  77. Spectacled eider, Somateria fischeri 
  78. King eider, Somateria spectabilis 
  79. Steller's eider, Polysticta stelleri 
  80. Harlequin duck, Histrionicus histrionicus 
  81. Surf scoter, Melanitta perspicillata 
  82. Black scoter, Melanitta nigra 
  83. White-winged (Velvet) scoter, Melanitta fusca 
  84. Long-tailed duck (Oldsquaw), Clangula hyemalis 
  85. Bufflehead, Bucephala albeola 
  86. Common goldeneye, Bucephala clangula 
  87. Barrow's goldeneye, Bucephala islandica 
  88. Smew, Mergellus albellus 
  89. Hooded merganser, Lophodytes cucullatus 
  90. Brazilian merganser, Mergus octosetaceus 
  91. Red-breasted merganser, Mergus serrator 
  92. Scaly-sided (Chinese) merganser, Mergus squamatus 
  93. Common merganser (Goosander), Mergus merganser
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