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Nov 23

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The heaviest ducks: Steamer ducks

Did you know the heaviest ducks on earth are steamer ducks? 

There are 4 species of them, all living in the southern coastal areas of South America:

  1. Flying steamer duck, Tachyeres patachonicus
  2. Falkland steamer duck, Tachyeres brachypterus
  3. Magellanic steamer duck, Tachyeres pteneres
  4. White-headed steamer duck, Tachyeres leucocephalus

Enjoy learning more about them!



Above: the heaviest of them all, the Magellanice steamer duck

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