Rosy-billed pochard

The rosy-billed pochard, alternatively named rosybill or rosybill pochard, is a duck with a distinctive red bill on males and a slate-colored bill on females. Though classified as a diving duck, this pochard feeds more like a dabbling duck. By Dick Daniels (http://carolinabirds.org/) – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link...

Fulvous whistling duck

The fulvous whistling duck or fulvous tree duck is a whistling duck that breeds across the world’s tropical regions in much of Mexico and South America, the West Indies, the southern US, sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian subcontinent. It has mainly reddish brown plumage, long legs and a long grey bill, and shows a distinctive white band across its black tail in flight. Like other...

White-cheeked pintail

The white-cheeked pintail (Anas bahamensis), also known as the Bahama pintail or summer duck, is a species of dabbling duck. Like many southern ducks, the sexes are similar. It is mainly brown with white cheeks and a red-based grey bill (young birds lack the pink). It cannot be confused with any other duck in its range. Photo By putneymark – originally posted to Flickr as Galapagos...

Silver teal

The silver teal or versicolor teal (Anas versicolor) is a species of dabbling duck in the genus Anas. It breeds in South America. Between April and June they prefer reed beds and will lay 6 to 10 creamy-pink eggs. As with swans and geese, both parents will rear the ducklings. A pair may bond long term. It lives on fresh water in small groups, and feeds primarily on vegetable ......

White-faced whistling duck

The white-faced whistling duck is a whistling duck that breeds in sub-SaharanAfrica and much of South America. This species is gregarious, and at favoured sites, the flocks of a thousand or more birds arriving at dawn are an impressive sight. As the name implies, these are noisy birds with a clear three-note whistling call. Long grey bill, a long head, and longish legs. It has a black ......

Southern ‘Chiloé’ wigeon

The Chiloé wigeon (Anas sibilatrix), also known as the southern wigeon, is one of three extant species of wigeon in the genus Anas of the dabbling duck subfamily. This bird is indigenous to the southern part of South America, including the Chiloé Archipelago. In its native range, it is called the pato overo (“piebald duck”) or pato real (“royal duck”), although the...

Speckled teal

The barcino duck , plumed duck , pallet duck or Ginger teal ( Anas flavirostris ) 2 is a bird endemic to South America . Part of its distribution includes all of Argentina and central and southern Chile , as well as the Malvinas Islands . During the winter this population migrates towards the north, arriving until Uruguay and the south of Brazil . Other populations live in the Andean regions,...

Cinnamon teal

The cinnamon teal (Anas cyanoptera) is a species of duck found in western North and South America. It is a small dabbling duck, with bright reddish plumage on the male and duller brown plumage on the female. It lives in marshes and ponds, and feeds mostly on plants. By “Mike” Michael L. Baird, CC BY 2.0, Link...

Ringed teal

The ringed teal (Callonetta leucophrys) is a small duck of South American forests. It is the only species of the genus Callonetta. Usually placed with the dabbling ducks (Anatinae), this species may actually be closer to shelducks and belong in the subfamily Tadorninae; its closest relative is possibly the maned duck. By Diliff – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link...

Black-headed duck

The black-headed duck (Heteronetta atricapilla) is a South American duck allied to the stiff-tailed ducks in the subfamily Oxyurinae of the family Anatidae. It is the only member of the genus Heteronetta. This is the most basal living member of its subfamily, and it lacks the stiff tail and swollen bill of its relatives. Overall much resembling a fairly typical diving duck,[2] its plumage and...

Red shoveler

The red shoveler (Anas platalea) is a dabbling duck native to southern South America. The species has a spatula-shaped bill, a green speculum, and light blue upper wing converts. Male shovelers vary in color from red to paler shades of red (and pink), while the females tend to have large, dark bills. Adults reach a size of about 45–56 centimetres (18–22 in), weigh about 523–608 grams...

Yellow-billed pintail

The yellow-billed pintail (Anas georgica) is a South American dabbling duck of the genus Anas with three described subspecies. The yellow-billed pintail has a brown head and neck. The bill is yellow with a black tip and a black stripe down the middle. The tail is brownish and pointed. The upper wing is grayish-brown, and the secondaries are blackish-green. The rest of the body is buffish brown ......

Brazilian teal or duck

The Brazilian teal or Brazilian duck (Amazonetta brasiliensis) is the only duck in the genus Amazonetta. The ducks are light brown in colour. Drakes distinguish themselves from females in having red beaks and legs, and in having a distinctive pale grey area on the side of its head and neck. The colour of these limbs is much duller in females. Photo By Dario Sanches...