Waterfowl Biology

Who do you find in:

Subfamily

Dendrocygninae

Whistling Ducks

(Black-bellied and

Fulvous)

Who do you find in:

Subfamily Anserinae

Tribe Cygnini

and

Tribe Anserini

(Swans and Geese)

Who do you find in:

Subfamily Anatinae

 

 

Tribe Anatini

Tribe Aythyini

Tribe Mergini

Tribe Oxyurini

(Dabbling, Wood, Diving, Sea, and Stiff-tailed Ducks)

Who do you find in:

Genus Dendrocygna

Dendrocygna autumnalis

(Black-bellied whistling duck)

and

Dendrocygna bicolor

(Fulvous whistling duck)

Who do you find in:

Genus Cygnus

Cygnus olor

(Mute swan)

Who do you find in:

Genus Olor

Olor buccinator

(Trumpeter swan)

Olor columbianus

(Tundra swan)

Who do you find in:

Genus Branta

Branta canadensis

(Canada goose)
Branta bernicla(Brant)

Who do you find in:

Genus Anser

Anser caerulescens

(Snow goose)

Anser albifrons

(White-fronted goose)

Anser rossii

(Ross’ Goose)

How many do you find in:

Genus Anas

9
Who do you find in:

Genus Anas

Anas acuta (Northern Pintail), Anas americana (American Wigeon), Anas clypeata (Northern Shoveller), Anas discors (B.W. Teal), Anas creca (G.W. Teal), Anas cyanoptera (C.W. Teal), Anas strepera (Gadwall), Anas platyryhnchos (Mallard), Anas rubripes (American Black Duck)
Who do you find in:

Genus Aix

Aix sponsa

(Wood duck)

How many do you find in:

Genus Aythya

5

Who do you find in:

Genus Aythya

Aythya affinis (Lesser Scaup), Aythya marila (Greater Scaup), Aythya americana (Redhead), Aythya collaris (Ring-necked Duck), Aythya valisineria (Canvasback)

Who do you find in:

Genus Mergus

Mergus merganser

(Common Merganser)

Mergus serrator

(Red-breasted Merganser)

Who do you find in:

Genus Lophodytes

Lophodytes cucullatus

(Hooded Merganser)

Who do you find in:

Genus Bucephala

Bucephala albeola

(Bufflehead)

Bucephala clangula

(Common Goldeneye)

Bucephala islandica

(Barrow’s Goldeneye)

Who do you find in:

 Genus Melanitta

Melanitta fusca

(White-winged Scoter)Melanitta nigra(Black Scoter)Melanitta perspicillata(Surf Scoter)

Who do you find in:

 Genus Somateria

Somateria mollissima

(Common Eider)

Somateria spectabilis

(King Eider)

Somateria fischeri

(Spectacled Eider)

Who do you find in:

 Genus Polysticta

Polysticta stelleri

(Steller’s Eider)

Who do you find in:

Genus Histrionicus

Histrionicus histrionicus

(Harlequin Duck)

Who do you find in:

Genus Clangula

Clangula hyemalis

(Long-tailed duck)

Who do you find in:

Genus Oxyura

Oxyura jamaicensis

(Ruddy Duck)