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New ID charts to groups of wildfowl added

Posted by jan VIP ,

The following ID charts to groups of wildfowl have been added: 



Ducks of the genus Mareca: (1) Eurasian wigeon, (2) American wigeon, (3) Chiloe wigeon, (4) falcated duck and (5) gadwall. Click to enlarge.



Mallard-types from America: (1) mallard, (2) mottled duck, (3) American black duck, (4) Hawaiian duck and (5) Laysan duck. Click to enlarge.



Mallard-types from Asia and Australia: (1) Indian spot-billed duck, (2) Chinese spot-billed duck, (3) Pacific black duck and (5) Philippine duck. Click to enlarge.



Four species of shovelers in one picture: (1) northern shoveler, (2) Australian shoveler, (3) Cape shoveler and (4) red shoveler. Click to enlarge.



Five species of stiff-tailed ducks: (1) North American ruddy duck, (2) lake duck, (3) Maccoa duck, (4) Australian blue-billed duck and (5) white-headed duck. Not included are masked duck (Nomonyx dominica)  and Andean ruddy duck (Oxyura ferruginea). 



Scaups and closest related diving ducks (genus Aythya): (1) greater scaup, (2) lesser scaup, (3) ring-necked duck, (4) tufted duck and (5) New-Zealand scaup. Click image to enlarge. 



Closely related diving ducks, from left to right: canvasback (1), common pochard (2) and redhead (3).
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More detailed photos of each species can be found on this page. 

We're working on more ID charts to add in the near future. 


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