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Anatidae - Ducks, Geese, Swans

Canada goose

Classification

 Kingdom: Animalia 
 Phylum: Chordata
 Class: Aves
 Order: Anseriformes
 Family: Anatidae

American WigeonThere are about 158 species in this family found in all parts of the world. They live on lakes, ponds, rivers and streams, and marshes. Many birds in this family are migratory and live in flocks.

Most of the species in this family are herbivores and eat leaves, stems, roots, seeds, and other plant parts. Many species also eat insects, small fish, mollusks, and crustaceans.

The birds in this family have webbed feet and broad bills. Chicks are precocial - that means they can feed themselves and swim a few hours after birth.

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World Status Key
Least ConcernLeast Concern Near ThreatenedNear Threatened VulnerableVulnerable EndangeredEndangered Critically EndangeredCritically Endangered extinct in the wildExtinct in Wild extinctExtinct Not Enough DataNot Enough Data
Status and range is taken from ICUN Redlist.

U.S. Status Key
Threatened in US Threatened in US Endangered in US Endangered in US Introduced Introduced
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife. Click on U.S. status icon to go to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife species profile.
  New Hampshire Status Key
Threatened in New Hampshire Threatened in NH Endangered in NH Endangered in NH Breeds in NH Breeds in NH (birds)
Status taken from NH Fish and Game

Location Key
Africa Africa Asia Asia Australia Australia/Oceania Europe Europe North America North America South America South America New Hampshire Species NH More Info Click for More Info picture Click for Image

  New Hampshire Species

 

 North/Central American Species

Wood Duck - Aix sponsa Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Northern Pintail - Anas acuta Least Concern Africa Asia Australia Europe North America South America New Hampshire Species image More Info
American Wigeon - Mareca americana Least Concern Australia North America South America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Northern Shoveler- Spatula clypeata Least Concern Africa Asia Australia Europe North America South America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Green-winged Teal - Anas crecca Least Concern Africa Asia Australia North America South America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Blue-winged Teal - Spatula discors Least Concern North America South America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Eurasian Wigeon - Mareca penelope Least Concern Africa Asia Australia Europe North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos Least Concern Africa antarctica Asia Australia Europe North America South America New Hampshire Species image More Info
American Black Duck - Anas rubripes Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species breeds in nh image More Info
Gadwall - Mareca strepera Least Concern Africa Asia Australia Europe North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Lesser Scaup - Aythya affinis Least Concern North America South America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Redhead - Aythya americana Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Ring-necked Duck - Aythya collaris Least Concern North America South America image More Info
Greater Scaup - Aythya marila Least Concern Asia Australia Europe North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Canvasback - Aythya valisineria Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Brant Goose - Branta bernicla Least Concern Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Canada Goose - Branta canadensis Least Concern Europe North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Bufflehead - Bucephala albeola Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Common Goldeneye-Bucephala clangula Least Concern Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species breeds in nh image More Info
Barrow's Goldeneye - Bucephala islandica Least Concern Europe North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Long-tailed Duck - Clangula hyemalis Vulnerable Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Black Scoter - Melanitta americana Near Threatened Africa Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Snow Goose - Anser caerulescens Least Concern Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Tundra Swan - Cygnus columbianus Least Concern Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Mute Swan - Cygnus olor Least Concern Africa Asia Australia Europe North America New Hampshire Species introduced species breeds in nh image More Info
Harlequin Duck - Histrionicus histrionicus Least Concern Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Hooded Merganser - Lophodytes cucullatus Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species breeds in nh image More Info
White-winged Scoter - Melanitta deglandi  Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Surf Scoter - Melanitta perspicillata Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Common Merganser-Mergus merganser Least Concern Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species breeds in nh image More Info
Red-breasted Merganser-Mergus serrator Least Concern Africa Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Ruddy Duck - Oxyura jamaicensis Least Concern North America South America New Hampshire Species image More Info
Common Eider - Somateria mollissima Least Concern Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species breeds in nh image More Info
King Eider - Somateria spectabilis Least Concern Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species
image More Info

 

Cinnamon Teal - Spatula cyanoptera Least Concern Australia North America South America image More Info
Laysan Duck - Anas laysanensis Critically Endangered Endangered in US North America image More Info
Hawaiian Duck - Anas wyvilliana Endangered Endangered in US North America image More Info
Greater White- fronted Goose- Anser albifrons Least Concern Africa Asia Europe North America image More Info
Pink- footed Goose - Anser brachyrhynchus Least Concern Europe North America image More Info
White- cheeked Pintail - Anas bahamensis Least Concern antarctica North America South America image More Info
Mottled Duck - Anas fulvigula Least Concern North America image More Info
Tufted Duck - Aythya fuligula Least Concern Africa Asia Europe North America image More Info
Hawaiian Goose - Branta sandvicensis Vulnerable Endangered in US North America image More Info
Cackling Goose - Branta hutchinsii Least Concern North America image More Info
Labrador Duck- Camptorhynchus labradorius extinct North America image More Info
Muscovy Duck - Cairina moschata Least Concern North America image More Info
Emperor Goose - Chen canagica Near Threatened North America image More Info
Ross's Goose - Chen rossii Least Concern North America image More Info
Trumpeter Swan - Cygnus buccinator Least Concern North America image More Info
Whooper Swan - Cygnus cygnus Least Concern Asia Europe North America image More Info
West Indian Whistling-duck - Dendrocygna arborea Vulnerable North America image More Info
Black-bellied Whistling-duck-Dendrocygna autumnalis Least Concern North America South America image More Info
Fulvous Whistling- duck-Dendrocygna bicolor Least Concern Africa Asia North America South America New Hampshire Species image More Info
White-faced Whistling-duck-Dendrocygna viduata Least Concern Africa North America South America image More Info
Masked Duck - Nomonyx dominicus Least Concern North America South America image More Info
Steller's Eider - Polysticta stelleri Vulnerable Asia Europe North America image More Info
Spectacled Eider - Somateria fischeri Least Concern Threatened in US Asia North America image More Info

Other Species Around the World

Mandarin Duck - Aix galericulata Least Concern Asia image More Info
Egyptian Goose - Alopochen aegyptiaca Least Concern Africa Asia image More Info
Reunion Shelduck- Alopochen kervazoi extinct Africa
Mauritius Shelduck- Alopochen mauritianus extinct Africa
Brazilian Teal - Amazonetta brasiliensis Least Concern South America image
African Black Duck - Anas sparsa Least Concern Africa image
Amsterdam Duck- Anas marecula extinct antarctica
Andaman Teal - Anas albogularis  Vulnerable Asia
Andean Teal - Anas andium Least Concern South America image More Info
Auckland Island Teal - Anas aucklandica Vulnerable Australia image More Info
Australasian Shoveler - Anas rhynchotis Least Concern Australia image More Info
Baikal Teal - Anas formosa Vulnerable Asia image More Info
Brown Teal - Anas chlorotis Endangered Australia image More Info
Campbell Island Teal - Anas nesiotis Critically Endangered Australia image More Info
Cape Shoveler - Anas smithii Least Concern Africa image More Info
Cape Teal - Anas capensis Least Concern Africa
Chestnut Teal - Anas castanea Least Concern Australia image More Info
Chiloe Wigeon - Anas sibilatrix Least Concern South America image More Info
Chinese Spot-billed Duck - Anas zonorhyncha Least Concern Asia image More Info
Eaton's Pintail - Anas eatoni Vulnerable antarctica image More Info
Falcated Duck - Anas falcata Near Threatened Asia image More Info
Garganey - Anas querquedula Least Concern Africa Asia Australia Europe image More Info
Gray Teal - Anas gracilis Least Concern Asia Australia image More Info
Hottentot Teal - Anas hottentota Least Concern Africa image More Info
Madagascar Teal - Anas bernieri Endangered Africa image More Info
Mauritius Duck- Anas theodori extinct Africa
Meller's Duck - Anas melleri Endangered Africa image More Info
Pacific Black Duck - Anas superciliosa Least Concern Asia Australia image More Info
Philippine Duck - Anas luzonica Vulnerable Asia image More Info
Puna Teal - Anas puna Least Concern South America image More Info
Red Shoveler - Anas platalea Least Concern antarctica South America image More Info
Red billed Teal - Anas erythrorhyncha Least Concern Africa image More Info
Silver Teal - Anas versicolor Least Concern South America image More Info
Speckled Teal - Anas flavirostris Least Concern South America image More Info
Indian Spot-billed Duck - Anas poecilorhyncha Least Concern Asia image More Info
Sunda Teal - Anas gibberifrons Near Threatened Asia image More Info
Yellow-billed Duck - Anas undulata Least Concern Africa image More Info
Yellow-billed Pintail - Anas georgica Least Concern South America  image More Info
Bar-headed Goose - Anser indicus Least Concern Asia image More Info
Bean Goose - Anser fabalis Least Concern Asia Europe image More Info
Graylag Goose - Anser anser Least Concern Africa Asia Europe image More Info
Lesser White- fronted Goose - Anser erythropus Vulnerable Asia Europe image More Info
Swan Goose - Anser cygnoides Vulnerable Asia image More Info
Baer's Pochard - Aythya baeri Critically Endangered Asia image More Info
Common Pochard - Aythya ferina Least Concern Africa Asia Australia Europe image More Info
Ferruginous Duck - Aythya nyroca Near Threatened Africa Asia Europe image More Info
Hardhead - Aythya australis Least Concern Australia image More Info
Madagascar Pochard - Aythya innotata Critically Endangered Africa image More Info
New Zealand Scaup - Aythya novaeseelandiae Least Concern Australia image More Info
Barnacle Goose - Branta leucopsis Least Concern Asia Europe image More Info
Musk Duck - Biziura lobata Least Concern Australia image More Info
Red-breasted Goose - Branta ruficollis Endangered Asia Europe image More Info
White-winged Duck - Cairina scutulata Endangered Asia image More Info
Ringed Teal - Callonetta leucophrys Least Concern South America image More Info
Cape Barren Goose - Cereopsis novaehollandiae Least Concern Australia image More Info

 

Finsch's Duck - Chenonetta finschi extinct Australia More Info
Australian Wood Duck - Chenonetta jubata Least Concern Australia image More Info
Andean Goose - Chloephaga melanoptera Least Concern South America image More Info
Ashy-headed Goose - Chloephaga poliocephala Least Concern South America image More Info
Kelp Goose - Chloephaga hybrida Least Concern South America image More Info
Ruddy-headed Goose - Chloephaga rubidiceps Least Concern South America image More Info
Upland Goose - Chloephaga picta Least Concern South America image More Info
Coscoroba Swan - Coscoroba coscoroba Least Concern South America image More Info
Blue-winged Goose - Cyanochen cyanoptera Vulnerable Africa image More Info
Black Swan - Cygnus atratus Least Concern Australia image More Info
Black-necked Swan - Cygnus melancoryphus Least Concern South America image More Info
Lesser Whistling-duck - Dendrocygna javanica Least Concern Asia image More Info
Plumed Whistling-duck - Dendrocygna eytoni Least Concern Australia image More Info
Spotted Whistling-duck - Dendrocygna guttata Least Concern Asia Australia image More Info
Wandering Whistling-duck - Dendrocygna arcuata Least Concern Asia Australia image More Info
Black-headed Duck - Heteronetta atricapilla Least Concern South America image More Info
Blue Duck - Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos Endangered Australia image More Info
Crested Duck - Lophonetta specularioides Least Concern South America image More Info
Pink- eared Duck - Malacorhynchus membranaceus Least Concern Australia image More Info
Marbled Teal - Marmaronetta angustirostris Vulnerable Africa Asia Europe image More Info
Torrent Duck - Merganetta armata Least Concern South America image More Info
Smew - Mergellus albellus Least Concern Asia Europe image More Info
Auckland Merganser- Mergus australis extinct Australia image More Info
Brazilian Merganser - Mergus octosetaceus Critically Endangered South America image More Info
Scaly-sided Merganser - Mergus squamatus Endangered Asia image More Info
Orinoco Goose - Neochen jubata Near Threatened South America image More Info
Red-crested Pochard - Netta rufina Least Concern Africa Asia Europe image More Info
Rosy-billed Pochard - Netta peposaca Least Concern antarctica South America image More Info
Southern Pochard - Netta erythrophthalma Least Concern Africa South America image More Info
African Pygmy-goose - Nettapus auritus Least Concern Africa image More Info
Cotton Pygmy-goose - Nettapus coromandelianus Least Concern Asia Australia image More Info
Green Pygmy- goose - Nettapus pulchellus Least Concern Asia Australia image More Info
Blue-billed Duck - Oxyura australis Near Threatened Australia image More Info
Lake Duck - Oxyura vittata Least Concern South America image More Info
Maccoa Duck - Oxyura maccoa Near Threatened Africa image More Info
White-headed Duck - Oxyura leucocephala Endangered Africa Asia Europe image More Info
Spur-winged Goose - Plectropterus gambensis Least Concern Africa image More Info
Hartlaub's Duck - Pteronetta hartlaubii Least Concern Africa image More Info
Pink-headed Duck - Rhodonessa caryophyllacea Critically Endangered Asia image More Info
Salvadori's Teal - Salvadorina waigiuensis Vulnerable Asia Australia image More Info
African Comb Duck - Sarkidiornis melanotos Least Concern Africa Asia image More Info
Bronze-winged Duck - Speculanas specularis Near Threatened South America image More Info
Freckled Duck - Stictonetta naevosa Least Concern Australia image More Info
Falkland Steamerduck - Tachyeres brachypterus Least Concern South America image More Info
Flightless Steamerduck - Tachyeres pteneres Least Concern South America image More Info
Flying Steamerduck - Tachyeres patachonicus Least Concern South America image More Info
White-headed Steamerduck - Tachyeres leucocephalus Vulnerable South America image More Info
Australian Shelduck - Tadorna tadornoides Least Concern Australia image More Info
Common Shelduck - Tadorna tadorna Least Concern Africa Asia Europe image More Info
Crested Shelduck - Tadorna cristata Critically Endangered Asia image More Info
Paradise Shelduck - Tadorna variegata Least Concern Australia image More Info
Radjah Shelduck - Tadorna radjah Least Concern Asia Australia image More Info
Ruddy Shelduck - Tadorna ferruginea Least Concern Africa Asia Europe image More Info
South African Shelduck - Tadorna cana Least Concern Africa image More Info
White-backed Duck - Thalassornis leuconotus Least Concern Africa image More Info

Additional Information

Resource Key
profile Profile Photos Photos Video Video Audio Audio


African Comb Duck - Sarkidiornis melanotos profile Photos Least Concern Africa Asia

The African comb duck is found in South America, south Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa.

African Pygmy-goose - Nettapus auritus profile Least Concern Africa
The African pygmy-goose is found in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is the smallest species of waterfowl found in Africa.

Source: BirdLife International Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

American Black Duck - Anas rubripes profile Photos Audio Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species breeds in nh
The American black duck breeds across Canada from Manitoba east to Newfoundland and south to Minnesota and eastern Virginia.
Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

American Black Duck - Anas rubripes profile Photos Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species breeds in nh
The American black duck is not really black. It is a dark brown. It was once known as the dusky duck.
Source: Audubon Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

American Black Duck - Anas rubripes profile Photos Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species breeds in nh
The American black duck is a dabbling duck that feeds in shallow water.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

American Wigeon - Mareca americana profile Photos Least Concern Australia North America South America New Hampshire Species
The American wigeon breeds from western Canada into the American Northwest. It winters mainly along the Pacific, Atlantic, and Gulf coasts and is found throughout the United States during migration.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Andean Goose - Chloephaga melanoptera profile Photos Audio Least Concern South America
The Andean goose is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, and Peru.
Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Andean Teal - Anas andium profile Least Concern South America
The Andean teal is found in Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, and Boliva.
Source: BirdLife International Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Ashy-headed Goose - Chloephaga poliocephala profile Least Concern South America image More Info
The ashy-headed goose is found in Argentina and Chile.
Source: BirdLife International Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Auckland Island Teal - Anas aucklandica profile Photos Video Vulnerable Australia
The Auckland Island teal is found in New Zealand's sub-Antarctic Auckland Islands.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Auckland Island Teal - Anas aucklandica profile Photos Vulnerable Australia
Introduced cats and pigs caused the Aukland Island teal's extinction on Auckland Island in the Aukland Island group.
Source: BirdLife International Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Auckland Island Teal - Anas aucklandica profile Photos Audio Vulnerable Australia
The Auckland Island teal is a flightless bird.
Source: New Zealand Birds Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Auckland Merganser- Mergus australis profile Photos extinct Australia
The Auckland merganser was found in the Auckland Islands, New Zealand. The last two birds were shot by a hunter in 1902.
Source: New Zealand Birds Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Australian Shelduck - Tadorna tadornoides profile Photos Least Concern Australia
The Australian shelduck is found in Australia and New Zealand.
Source: Birds in Backyards Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Australasian Shoveler - Anas rhynchotis profile Photos Least Concern Australia
The Australasian shoveler is found in Australia and New Zealand.
Source: Birdlife Australia Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Australasian Shoveler - Anas rhynchotis profile Photos Audio Least Concern Australia
The Australasian shovelers are filter feeders.
Source: New Zealand Birds Online Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Australian Wood Duck - Chenonetta jubata profile Photos Least Concern Australia
The Australian wood duck is found in Australia.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Australian Wood Duck - Chenonetta jubata profile Photos Least Concern Australia
The Australian wood duck looks like a small goose and is also known as the maned duck or the maned goose
Source: Birds in Backyards Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Baer's Pochard - Aythya baeri profile Photos Critically Endangered Asia
Baer's pochard is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Hong Kong, India, North Korea, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Source: Archive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Baikal Teal - Anas formosa profile Photos Vulnerable Asia
The Baikal teal is found in China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Mongolia, Russia, and Taiwan.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Baikal Teal - Anas formosa profile Photos Video Vulnerable Asia
The Baikal teal is found in China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Mongolia, Russia, and Taiwan.
Source: Archive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Bar-headed Goose - Anser indicus profile Photos Video Least Concern Asia
The bar-headed goose is found in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.
Source: Archive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Bar-headed Goose - Anser indicus profile Photos Least Concern Asia
The bar-headed goose is found at elevations of 4,000-6,000 feet.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Barnacle Goose - Branta leucopsis profile Photos Video Least Concern Asia Europe
The barnacle goose is found in Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, the Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
Source: Archive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Barnacle Goose - Branta leucopsis profile Photos Video Least Concern Asia Europe
There are four main migrant population groups of baranacle geese.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Barrow's Goldeneye - Bucephala islandica profile Photos Audio Least Concern Europe North America New Hampshire Species
Barrow's goldeneye breeds in the western United States in the mountains from Alaska south to Oregon and Colorado. In the east, it breeds in Quebec and Labrador. It winters along the Pacific Coast from Alaska to California and along the Atlantic Coast from the Maritime Provinces in Canada south to Long Island, New York. It is also found in Iceland.
Source: Audubon Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Bean Goose - Anser fabalis Least Concern Asia Europe
The bean goose is found in Europe and Asia.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Black-bellied Whistling-duck-Dendrocygna autumnalis profile Photos Audio Least Concern North America South America
The black-bellied whistling-duck is found in southern Arizona and Texas south to South America
Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Black-headed Duck - Heteronetta atricapilla profile Photos Least Concern South America
The black-headed duck is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Black-headed Duck - Heteronetta atricapilla profile Photos Audio Least Concern South America
The black-headed duck is sometimes called the cuckoo duck because it laysand leaves its eggs in the nests of other birds.
Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Black-necked Swan - Cygnus melancoryphus profile Photos Video Least Concern South America
The black-necked swan is found in southern South America.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Black-necked Swan - Cygnus melancoryphus profile Photos Least Concern South America
The black-necked swan has a white body and a black neck and head.
Source: St. Louis Zoo Intended Audience: Students Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Black-necked Swan - Cygnus melancoryphus profile Photos Least Concern South America
The black-necked swan is found in shallow coastal areas along the Pacific Ocean, inland lakes, lagoons, estuaries, and marshes.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Black Scoter - Melanitta americana profile Photos Audio Near Threatened Africa Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species
The black scoter breeds on freshwater tundra ponds in western Alaska and Labrador and Newfoundland in Canada. It winters on bays along the Pacific Coast, the Atlantic Coast, the Gulf Coast, and the Great Lakes.
Source: Audubon Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Black Scoter - Melanitta americana profile Photos Audio Near Threatened Africa Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species
The black scoter is a medium- sized diving duck. When it is at sea, it dives for crustaceans, mollusks, small fish, and marine worms. When it is in its breeding range, it eats aquatic insects, mollusks, crustaceans, and aquatic insects and plants.
Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Black Swan - Cygnus atratus profile Photos Video Least Concern Australia
The black swan is native to Australia and New Zealand.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Black Swan - Cygnus atratus profile Photos Least Concern Australia
Black swans can be found in lake, river, and swampland habitats.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Blue Duck - Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos profile Photos Video Endangered Australia
The blue duck is found in New Zealand.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Blue Duck - Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos profile Photos Endangered Australia
The blue duck is found in rivers or streams in mountainous regions.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Blue Duck - Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos profile Photos Audio Endangered Australia
The blue duck is also known as the whio.
Source: New Zealand Birds Online Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Blue-billed Duck - Oxyura australis profile Photos Near Threatened Australia
The blue-billed duck is found in Australia.
Source: Birds in Backyards Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Blue-winged Goose - Cyanochen cyanoptera profile Photos Video Vulnerable Africa
The blue-winged goose is found in Ethiopia.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Blue-winged Goose - Cyanochen cyanoptera profile Vulnerable Africa
The blue-winged goose population is threatened by drainage of its highland wetland habitat and perhaps by hunting.
Source: BirdLife International Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Blue-winged Teal - Spatula discors Photos Least Concern North America South America New Hampshire Species
The blue- winged teal has a light blue wing patch that can be seen when it is in flight.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Blue-winged Teal - Spatula discors profile Photos Audio Least Concern North America South America New Hampshire Species
The blue- winged teal is one of the last ducks to migrate north in the spring, and one of the first to migrate south in the fall.
Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Blue- winged Teal - Spatula discors profile Photos Audio Least Concern North America South America New Hampshire Species
The blue- winged teal is found in shallow ponds and wetlands.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Brant Goose - Branta bernicla profile Photos Video Least Concern Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species
The brant goose breeds in coastal Alaska and Arctic Canada. It winters along both coasts south to California, the Carolinas, and Mexico. Brants are also found in Europe and Asia. It is also known as the brent goose and the Russian goose..
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Brant Goose - Branta bernicla profile Photos Audio Least Concern Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species
Brants don't migrate in V's like Canada geese or straight lines like snow geese. They fly in unorganized groups. They are very vocal when they migrate and make a loud "cronk" sound.
Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Brazilian Merganser - Mergus octosetaceus profile Photos Video Critically Endangered South America
The Brazilian merganser is found in Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Brazilian Merganser - Mergus octosetaceus profile Photos Critically Endangered South America
The Brazilian merganser has a small and fragmented population that is impacted by river pollution and damming.
Source: BirdLife International Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Bronze-winged Duck - Speculanas specularis profile Photos Video Near Threatened South America
The bronze-winged duck is found in Argentina and Chile. It is also known as the spectacled duck.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Brown Teal - Anas chlorotis profile Photos Audio Endangered Australia
The brown teal is found in New Zealand.
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Brown Teal - Anas chlorotis profile Photos Video Endangered Australia
The brown teal population is threatened by predation and deterioration of agricultural habitats.
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Bufflehead - Bucephala albeola profile Photos Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
During breeding season, the bufflehead is found from Alaska east to Quebec, Canada and south in the mountains from Washington to Montana. It winters from Alaska east to Nova Scotia, Canada and south throughout the most of the continental United States south to Mexico.
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Bufflehead - Bucephala albeola profile Photos Audio Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
The bufflehead is the smallest diving duck in North America.
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Cackling Goose - Branta hutchinsii profile Photos Audio Least Concern North America
The cackling goose breeds on the tundra in Alaska and Canada. It winters in the Pacific Coast states and in New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico.
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Cackling Goose - Branta hutchinsii profile Photos Least Concern North America
The cackling goose was once thought to be a small version of the Canada goose, but DNA analysis showed it was a seperate species.
Source: Audubon Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Campbell Island Teal - Anas nesiotis profile Photos Video Critically Endangered Australia
The Campbell Island teal is found in New Zealand.
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Campbell Island Teal - Anas nesiotis profile Photos Critically Endangered Australia
The Campbell Island teal is flightless.
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Campbell Island Teal - Anas nesiotis profile Photos Audio Critically Endangered Australia
Predation by Norway rats almost led to the extinction of the Campbell Island teal.
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Canada Goose - Branta canadensis profile Photos Video Least Concern Europe North America New Hampshire Species
The Canada goose is found throughout Canada and the United States. It It has been introduced to Ireland, Sweden, Finland, and Norway.
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Canada Goose - Branta canadensis profile Photos Audio Least Concern Europe North America New Hampshire Species
Canada geese feed by dabbling in the water or grazing in fields and large lawns.
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Canada Goose - Branta canadensis profile Photos Audio Least Concern Europe North America New Hampshire Species
Male Canada geese fight over females with their wings and bills.
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Canada Goose - Branta canadensis profile Photos Audio Least Concern Europe North America New Hampshire Species
Canada geese can travel 1,500 miles in just 24 hours with a good wind, but they usually travel at a much slower rate.
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Cape Barren Goose - Cereopsis novaehollandiae Least Concern Australia
The Cape Barren goose is found on small off-shore islands off the southern coast of Australia and in small numbers in Tasmania.
Source: Birds in Backyards Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Cape Shoveler - Anas smithii profile Least Concern Africa
The Cape shoveler is found in Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Source: BirdLife International Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Canvasback - Aythya valisineria profile Photos Audio Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
The canvasback breeds from Alaska south and east to Nebraska and Minnesota. It winters on the the Great Lakes, on the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf Coasts, and in Mexico.
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Canvasback - Aythya valisineria profile Photos Video Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
The canvasback is a diving duck and eats green aquatic vegetation. One of its favorite foods is wild celery (Vallisneria americana), in fact, that is where it gets its Latin name! 
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Chestnut Teal - Anas castanea profile Photos Least Concern Australia
The chestnut teal is found in Australia.
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Chiloé Wigeon - Anas sibilatrix profile Photos Video Least Concern South America
The Chiloé wigeon is found in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, the Falkland Islands, and Uruguay.
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Chinese Spot-billed Duck - Anas zonorhyncha profile Least Concern Asia
The Chinese spot-billed duck is found in Bhutan, China, Hong Kong, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Mongolia, Russia, and Taiwan.
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Cinnamon Teal - Spatula cyanoptera profile Photos Least Concern Australia North America South America
The cinnamon teal breeds in western North America from British Columbia in Canada east to Montana and south to California, Texas, and Mexico. It is also found in Central and South America. It winters in the southern part of its breeding range.
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Cinnamon Teal - Spatula cyanoptera profile Photos Audio Least Concern Australia North America South America
Cinnamon teals travel in small flocks made up of male and female pairs. They are very fast flyers and can take off directly from the water.
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Comb Duck - Sarkidiornis melanotos profile Photos Least Concern Africa Asia North America South America
The male comb duck has a dark grey growth or ‘comb’ on the top of his bill.
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Comb Duck - Sarkidiornis melanotos profile Photos Least Concern Africa Asia North America South America
During breeding season, the males comb becomes larger than normal.
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Common Eider - Somateria mollissima Photos Video Least Concern Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species breeds in nh
During breeding season, the common eider is found across Alaska and Canada south to Massachusetts. In the winter, it is found along the Pacific Coast from Alaska south to Washington and along the Atlantic Coast from Canada south to New York. The common eider is also found in Europe and Asia.
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Common Eider - Somateria mollissima profile Photos Audio Least Concern Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species breeds in nh
The common eider is a diving duck, and it eats mussels, clams, scallops, sea urchins, starfish, and crabs. 
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Common Eider - Somateria mollissima profile Photos Audio Least Concern Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species breeds in nh
The down of the common eider is very soft and thick and is good insulation from cold ocean waters.
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Common Goldeneye-Bucephala clangula profile Photos Video Least Concern Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species breeds in nh
During breeding season, the common goldeneye is found from Alaska across Canada and the northern most parts of the United States. It winters from southern Canada and Alaska throughout the United States south to Mexico. It is also found in Europe and Asia.
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Common Goldeneye-Bucephala clangula profile Photos Audio Least Concern Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species breeds in nh
The wings of the common goldeneye make a whistling sound when they are in flight, and the common goldeneye is sometimes called the whistler.
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Common Goldeneye - Bucephala clangula profile Photos Audio Least Concern Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species
During the breeding season, common goldeneyes are found on northern lakes and rivers that are surrounded by mature forests where tree cavities can be found for nesting.
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Common Merganser - Mergus merganser profile Photos Audio Least Concern Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species breeds in nh
The common merganser breeds from Alaska east to Newfoundland and south to California, New Mexico, the Great Lakes region, and New England. It winters from southern Canada south to northern Mexico. It is also found in Europe and Asia.
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Common Merganser - Mergus merganser profile Photos Least Concern Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species breeds in nh
The common merganser dives for prey like fish, mollusks, and crustaceans.
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Common Merganser - Mergus merganser profile Photos Least Concern Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species breeds in nh
The common merganser is a good swimmer and diver, but it is awkward on land. It runs across the water to build up enough speed to take off and fly.
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Common Pochard - Aythya ferina Photos Least Concern Africa Asia Australia Europe
The common pochard is a medium- sized diving duck.
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Common Pochard - Aythya ferina profile Least Concern Africa Asia Australia Europe
The common pochard breeds across much of Europe and Asia. It winters in souther Europe and Asia and in northern Africa.
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Common Shelduck - Tadorna tadorna Photos Least Concern Africa Asia Europe
The common shelduck is found in Europe, Asia, and Africa.
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Coscoroba Swan - Coscoroba coscoroba profile Photos Least Concern South America
The Coscoroba swan is found in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, the Falkland Islands, Paraguay, and Uruguay.
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Coscoroba Swan - Coscoroba coscoroba profile Photos Audio Least Concern South America
The Coscoroba swan is the smallest species of swan.
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Cotton Pygmy-goose - Nettapus coromandelianus profile Least Concern Asia Australia
The cotton pygmy-goose is found in Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.
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Crested Duck - Lophonetta specularioides profile Photos Video Least Concern South America
The crested duck is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, the Falkland Islands, and Peru.
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Crested Duck - Lophonetta specularioides profile Photos Audio Least Concern South America
The crested duck is found on freshwater lakes and ponds.
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Crested Shelduck - Tadorna cristata profile Photos Critically Endangered Asia
The crested shelduck is found in South Korea and Russia. There have been no recorded sightings of it since 1964.
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Eaton's Pintail - Anas eatoni Photos Vulnerable antarctica
Eaton's pintail is found in the Kerguelen and Crozet island groups in the southern Indian Ocean.
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Egyptian Goose - Alopochen aegyptiaca profile Photos Least Concern Africa Asia
The Egyptian goose is found from the Nile Valley in Egypt south through sub-Saharan Africa.
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Egyptian Goose - Alopochen aegyptiaca profile Photos Least Concern Africa Asia image More Info
The Egyptian goosewas found in Israel until the 1930s and in southeastern Europe until the early 18th century.
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Emperor Goose - Chen canagica profile Photos Video Near Threatened North America Asia
The emperor goose is found in coastal areas along the Beering Sea in Russia and Alaska.
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Emperor Goose - Chen canagica profile Photos Audio Near Threatened North America Asia
The emperor goose eats grasses and other plants.
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Eurasian Wigeon - Mareca penelope profile Photos Least Concern Africa Asia Australia Europe North America New Hampshire Species
The Eurasian wigeon is a dabbling duck that is found in open wetlands.
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Eurasian Wigeon - Mareca penelope profile Photos Audio Least Concern Africa Asia Australia Europe North America New Hampshire Species
The Eurasian wigeons that are seen each year in North America likely come from eastern Siberia and Iceland
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Falcated Duck - Anas falcata Photos Video Near Threatened Asia
The falcated duck is found in Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, and Vietnam.
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Falkland Steamerduck - Tachyeres brachypterus profile Photos Video Least Concern South America
The Falkland Steamerduck is found in the Falkland Islands.
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Ferruginous Duck - Aythya nyroca profile Photos Near Threatened Africa Asia Europe
The ferruginous duck is found in Europe, Asia, and Africa.
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Ferruginous Duck - Aythya nyroca profile Near Threatened Africa Asia Europe
The ferruginous duck is a small reddish-brown diving duck.
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Finsch's Duck - Chenonetta finschi profile Photos extinct Australia
Finsch's Duck was found in New Zealand.
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Flightless Steamerduck - Tachyeres pteneres profile Least Concern South America
The flightless steamerduck is found on the rocky coasts and islands of southern Argentina and Chile.
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Flying Steamerduck - Tachyeres patachonicus profile Photos Audio Least Concern South America
The flying Steamerduck is found in Argentina, Chile, and the Falkland Islands.
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Freckled Duck - Stictonetta naevosa profile Photos Least Concern Australia
The freckled duck is found in Australia.
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Fulvous Whistling- duck- Dendrocygna bicolor Photos Least Concern Africa Asia North America South America New Hampshire Species
The fulvous Whistling-duck is found from central and eastern Texas and the Gulf Coast of Louisiana, south to Mexico. It is also found in southern Florida, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Its name comes from the hoarse whistling sound it makes and from its coloring. Fulvous means tawny.
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Fulvous Whistling- duck- Dendrocygna bicolor profile Photos Audio Least Concern Africa Asia North America South America New Hampshire Species
The male fulvous Whistling-duck helps take care of the offspring and a mated pairs stay together for many years.
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Gadwall - Mareca strepera Photos Least Concern Africa Asia Australia Europe North America New Hampshire Species
In North America, the gadwall is found throughout Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the United States.
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Gadwall - Mareca strepera profile Photos Audio Least Concern Africa Asia Australia Europe North America New Hampshire Species
The gadwall is found on marshes, lakes and ponds.
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Gadwall - Mareca strepera profile Photos Least Concern Africa Asia Australia Europe North America New Hampshire Species
The gadwall is a medium- sized dabbling duck.
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Garganey - Anas querquedula Photos Video Least Concern Africa Asia Australia Europe
The garganey is found across much of Europe, Asia, and Africa.
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Graylag Goose - Anser anser profile Photos Video Least Concern Africa Asia Europe
The graylag goose is found across much of Europe, Asia, and Africa.
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Gray Teal - Anas gracilis profile Photos Video Least Concern Asia Australia
The gray teal is found in Australia, Indonesia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and Vanuatu.
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Gray Teal - Anas gracilis profile Photos Audio Least Concern Asia Australia
The gray teal is found in shallow freshwater lakes.
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Greater Scaup - Aythya marila profile Photos Audio Least Concern Asia Australia Europe North America New Hampshire Species
The greater scaup breeds from Alaska east to Labrador, Canada. It winters along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of southern Canada and the United States. It is also found in the Gulf Coast, the Great Lakes, and in Europe and Asia.
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Greater Scaup - Aythya marila profile Photos Video Least Concern Asia Australia Europe North America New Hampshire Species
The greater scaup dives for mollusks and for the seeds, leaves, stems, roots, and tubers of aquatic plants. It returns to the surface of the water to eat its food.
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Greater White- fronted Goose - Anser albifrons profile Photos Audio Least Concern Africa Asia Europe North America
The greater white- fronted goose breeds on the tundra in Alaska, Canada, Asia, and Europe. In North America it winters alsong the Pacific Coast and along the Gulf Coast from Mexico to Louisiana.
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Green Pygmy-goose - Nettapus pulchellus profile Least Concern Asia Australia
The green pygmy-goose is found in Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Timor-Leste.
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Green-winged Teal - Anas crecca profile Photos Least Concern Africa Asia Australia North America South America New Hampshire Species
The green- winged teal is also known as the teal.
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Green-winged Teal - Anas crecca profile Photos Audio Least Concern Africa Asia Australia North America South America New Hampshire Species
The green- winged teal prefers shallow ponds with lots of emergent vegetation.
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Green- winged Teal - Anas crecca profile Photos Audio Least Concern Africa Asia Australia North America South America New Hampshire Species
The green- winged teal is the smallest dabbling duck in the Americas.
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Hardhead - Aythya australis profile Photos Least Concern Australia
The hardhead is found in Australia.
The green- winged teal is the smallest dabbling duck in the Americas.
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Harlequin Duck - Histrionicus histrionicus Photos Least Concern Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species
The harlequin duck is a small diving sea duck
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Harlequin Duck - Histrionicus histrionicus profile Photos Audio Least Concern Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species
The harlequin duck breeds on fast- flowing streams and winters along rocky coastlines in the crashing surf.
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Harlequin Duck - Histrionicus histrionicus profile Photos Least Concern Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species
Once a female harlequin duck begins to incubate the eggs, the male leaves and migrates back to the ocean.
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Hartlaub's Duck - Pteronetta hartlaubii profile Least Concern Africa
Hartlaub's duck is found in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Sudan.
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Hawaiian Duck - Anas wyvilliana profile Photos Endangered Endangered in US North America
The Hawaiian duck was once found on all the major Hawaiian islands. It is now found on Kaua'i and Ni'ihau. It has been reintroduced on O'ahu, Hawaii, and Maui.
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Hawaiian Duck - Anas wyvilliana profile Photos Endangered Endangered in US North America
The Hawaiian duck is a very shy duck.
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Hawaiian Goose - Branta sandvicensis profile Photos Video Vulnerable Endangered in US North America
The Hawaiian goose is found in Hawaii.
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Hawaiian Goose - Branta sandvicensis profile Photos Vulnerable Endangered in US North America
The Hawaiian goose is also known as the nene goose. They have less webbing on their feet than other goose species. This helps them walk on lava flows.
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Hooded Merganser - Lophodytes cucullatus profile Photos Audio Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species breeds in nh
The hooded merganser breeds from southern Alaska south to Oregon and Montana and from Manitoba and Nova Scotia, Canada south throughout much of the eastern United States. It winters near coasts from British Columbia south to California and from New England south to Florida and Texas.
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Hooded Merganser - Lophodytes cucullatus profile Photos Audio Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species breeds in nh
The hooded merganser usually gathers in small groups of no more than 10 or 12 individuals. When they are startled, they fly away. They are one of the fastest flying ducks.
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Hottentot Teal - Anas hottentota profile Photos Least Concern Africa
The Hottentot teal is found in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Source: Oregon Zoo Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Indian Spot-billed Duck - Anas poecilorhyncha profile Least Concern Asia
The Indian spot-billed duck is found in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Laos,, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.
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Kelp Goose - Chloephaga hybrida profile Photos Video Least Concern South America
The kelp goose is found in Argentina, Chile, and the Falkland Islands
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Kelp Goose - Chloephaga hybrida profile Photos Audio Least Concern South America
The male kelp goose is all white. The female has a brown back, a white rump, and a black and brown barred chest and bellly.
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King Eider - Somateria spectabilis profile Photos Audio Least Concern Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species
The king eider is circumpolar; it breeds all along the Arctic Circle. In North America, it breeds along the Arctic coast of Canada and Alaska. On the east coast, it winters from Labrador south along the Atlantic Coast. On the west coast, it winters along the coast of Alaska. The king eider is also found in Russia and Scandinavia.
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King Eider - Somateria spectabilis profile Photos Audio Least Concern Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species
The king eider is found in the tundra during breeding season. In the winter, it is found in shallow coastal areas.
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Labrador Duck- Camptorhynchus labradorius profile extinct North America
The Labrador duck was once found along the northeast coast of North America. It is now extinct. The last specimin was collected in 1875.
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Labrador Duck- Camptorhynchus labradorius profile Photos extinct North America
The Labrador duck was a sea duck.
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Lake Duck - Oxyura vittata profile Photos Audio Least Concern South America
The lake duck is found in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay.
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Laysan Duck - Anas laysanensis profile Photos Critically Endangered Endangered in US North America
The laysan duck is found in Hawaii on Laysan Island and Midway Atoll.
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Laysan Duck - Anas laysanensis profile Critically Endangered Endangered in US North America
The laysan duck is a dabbling duck.
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Laysan Duck - Anas laysanensis profile Photos Video Critically Endangered Endangered in US North America
The laysan duck is also known as the Laysan teal.
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Lesser Scaup - Aythya affinis profile Photos Least Concern North America South America New Hampshire Species
The lesser scaup breeds from Alaska and western Ontario south to Minnesota, northern Colorado, and northern California. It winters throughout the United States, both inland and along the coasts and into Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean.
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Lesser Scaup - Aythya affinis profile Photos Audio Least Concern North America South America New Hampshire Species
The lesser scaup will sometimes play dead when it is captured by a predator like the red fox.
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Lesser White- fronted Goose - Anser erythropus profile Photos Vulnerable Asia Europe
The lesser white-fronted goose breeds on the tundra in Scandinavia and Russia and winters in parts of southern Europe and Asia.
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Lesser White- fronted Goose - Anser erythropus profile Photos Vulnerable Asia Europe
The lesser white-fronted goose population has been declining due to hunting, land cultivation, and habitat fragmentation in its breeding range.
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Lesser Whistling-duck - Dendrocygna javanica profile Least Concern Asia
The lesser whistling-duck is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.
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Long-tailed Duck - Clangula hyemalis profile Photos Audio Vulnerable Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species
The long-tailed duck breeds in Alaska and northern Canada. It winters along the Pacific Coast from Alaska south to California and along the Atlantic Coast from Canada south to North Carolina. It may also winter along the Gulf Coast and the Great Lakes.
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Long-tailed Duck - Clangula hyemalis profile Photos Vulnerable Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species
The long-tailed duck uses its wings to propel itself under the water and can dive to depths of up to 200 feet!
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Maccoa Duck - Oxyura maccoa Photos Near Threatened Africa
The Maccoa duck is found in Botswana, Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
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Madagascar Pochard - Aythya innotata profile Photos Critically Endangered Africa
The Madagascar pochard was thought to be extinct until just a few years ago. In 2006, nine adults and four ducklings were found at Lake Matsaborimena in Madagascar. Today, a captive breeding program is working to save the species.
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Madagascar Pochard - Aythya innotata profile Photos Critically Endangered Africa
The Madagascar pochard is native to the Lake Alaotra basin in the northern central plateau.It was considered common bird in the 1930s, but its population declined dramatically in the 1940s and 1950s.
Source: BirdLife International Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Madagascar Teal - Anas bernieri profile Photos Endangered Africa
The Madagascar teal is a small dabbling duck only found in Madagascar.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Madagascar Teal - Anas bernieri profile Photos Video Endangered Africa
The Madagascar teal is also known as Bernier’s teal.
Source: Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Madagascar Teal - Anas bernieri profile Photos Endangered Africa
The Madagascar teal population is estimated at 1,500- 2,500 individuals.
Source: BirdLife International Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Mandarin Duck - Aix galericulata profile Photos Least Concern Asia
The mandarin duck is native to China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, and Taiwan.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos profile Photos Video Least Concern Africa antarctica Asia Australia Europe North America South America New Hampshire Species
The mallard occurs naturally in the Northern Hemisphere, but it has been introduced around the world.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos profile Photos Least Concern Africa antarctica Asia Australia Europe North America South America New Hampshire Species
The male mallard has an iridescent green head and neck.
Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos profile Photos Audio Least Concern Africa antarctica Asia Australia Europe North America South America New Hampshire Species
Mallards are abundant, but one threat to their population is hybridization with other duck species.
Source: National Geographic Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos profile Photos Audio Least Concern Africa antarctica Asia Australia Europe North America South America New Hampshire Species
Mallards are the most abundant and widespread of all waterfowl.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Marbled Teal - Marmaronetta angustirostris profile Photos Video Vulnerable Africa Asia Europe
The marbled teal is found in Europe, Northern Africa, and the Middle East. It is also known as the marbled duck.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Masked Duck - Nomonyx dominicus profile Photos Audio Least Concern North America South America image More Info
The masked duck is found in Texas, Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.
Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Meller's Duck - Anas melleri profile Photos Endangered Africa
Meller's duck is found in Madagascar.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Mottled Duck - Anas fulvigula profile Photos Least Concern North America
The mottled duck is found in Florida and along the Gulf Coast in Louisiana and Texas. They are also found in Mexico.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Mottled Duck - Anas fulvigula profile Photos Audio Least Concern North America
The mottled duck is a large dabbling duck found in Southern marshes.
Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Musk Duck - Biziura lobata profile Photos Least Concern Australia
The musk duck is found in Australia.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Musk Duck - Biziura lobata profile Photos Least Concern Australia
The male musk duck is the largest duck found in Australia.
Source: Birds in Backyards Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Muscovy Duck - Cairina moschata profile Photos Least Concern North America
The muscovy duck is found in southern Texas, Mexico, Central America, and South America.
Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Muscovy Duck - Cairina moschata profile Photos Least Concern North America
The muscovy ducks roost in trees at night.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Mute Swan - Cygnus olor profile Photos Video Least Concern Africa Asia Australia Europe North America New Hampshire Species introduced species breeds in nh
The mute swan is found throughout Europe and central Asia and has been introduced to New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, and North America.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Mute Swan - Cygnus olor profile Photos Audio Least Concern Africa Asia Australia Europe North America New Hampshire Species introduced species breeds in nh
The mute swan is found in shallow coastal ponds, estuaries, ponds, bogs, and streams flowing into lakes.
Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Mute Swan - Cygnus olor profile Photos Least Concern Africa Asia Australia Europe North America New Hampshire Species introduced species breeds in nh
Mute swans are usually silent, but adults sometimes snort and make hissing noises or puppy- like barking notes.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

New Zealand Scaup - Aythya novaeseelandiae profile Photos Audio Least Concern Australia
The New Zealand scaup is found in New Zealand.
Source: New Zealand Birds Online Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Northern Pintail - Anas acuta profile Photos Least Concern Africa Asia Australia Europe North America South America New Hampshire Species
The northern pintail has long, spiky central tail feathers.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Northern Pintail - Anas acuta profile Photos Audio Least Concern Africa Asia Australia Europe North America South America New Hampshire Species
The northern pintail is among the earliest nesting ducks in North America, in many northern areas it begins nesting shortly after ice- out.
Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Northern Pintail - Anas acuta profile Photos Least Concern Africa Asia Australia Europe North America South America New Hampshire Species
During courtship, the male swims close to the female with his head down and tail up to impress the female.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Northern Shoveler- Spatula clypeata profile Photos Least Concern Africa Asia Australia Europe North America South America New Hampshire Species
The northern shoveler gets its name from its shovel- like bill.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Northern Shoveler- Spatula clypeata profile Photos Audio Least Concern Africa Asia Australia Europe North America South America New Hampshire Species
The northern shoveler is found in wetland habitats across North America.
Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Northern Shoveler- Spatula clypeata profile Photos Least Concern Africa Asia Australia Europe North America South America New Hampshire Species
When the northern shoveler draws water into its bill and uses its tongue to push it out, food particles get stuck in the comb- like lamellae that line the side of its bill.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Orinoco Goose - Neochen jubata Photos Near Threatened South America
The Orinoco goose is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, and Venezuela.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Orinoco Goose - Neochen jubata profile Photos Audio Near Threatened South America
The Orinoco goose nests in tree cavities.
Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Orinoco Goose - Neochen jubata Photos Near Threatened South America
The Orinoco goose is threatened by hunting and habitat loss.
Source: BirdLife International Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Pacific Black Duck - Anas superciliosa profile Photos Least Concern Asia Australia
The Pacific black duck is found in American Samoa , Australia, the Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Indonesia, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tonga, and Vanuatu.
Source: Birds in Backyards Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Pacific Black Duck - Anas superciliosa profile Photos Audio Least Concern Asia Australia
The Pacific black duck is also known as the gray duck.
Source: New Zealand Birds Online Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Paradise Shelduck - Tadorna variegata profile Photos Audio Least Concern Australia
The paradise shelduck is found in New Zealand.
Source: New Zealand Birds Online Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Philippine Duck - Anas luzonica profile Photos Vulnerable Asia
The Philippine duck is found throughout the islands of the Philippines.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Philippine Duck - Anas luzonica profile Photos Vulnerable Asia
There are around 4,500 of these large, dabbling ducks in the wild.
Source: BirdLife International Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Pink-eared Duck - Malacorhynchus membranaceus profile Least Concern Australia
The pink-eared duck is found in Australia.
Source: BirdLife International Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Pink-eared Duck - Malacorhynchus membranaceus profile Photos Audio Least Concern Australia
The pink-eared duck has a large bill, zebra-striped sides, and hot pink feathers on the side of its head..
Source: New Zealand Birds Online Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Pink-footed Goose - Anser brachyrhynchus profile Photos Least Concern Europe North America
The pink-footed goose is found in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
Source: Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Pink-footed Goose - Anser brachyrhynchus profile Photos Least Concern Europe North America
In North America, the pink-footed goose nests in Greenland. It is an occasional vagrant in eastern Canada.
Source: Audubon Guide to North American Birds Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Pink-headed Duck - Rhodonessa caryophyllacea Photos Critically Endangered Asia
The pink-headed duck is found in the wetlands of India, Bangladesh and Myanmar.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Pink-headed Duck - Rhodonessa caryophyllacea profile Photos Critically Endangered Asia
The pink-headed duck has not been seen in the wild since 1949.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Pink-headed Duck - Rhodonessa caryophyllacea profile Photos Critically Endangered Asia
Male pink-headed ducks have deep pink heads and necks.
Source: BirdLife International Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Plumed Whistling-duck - Dendrocygna eytoni profile Photos Least Concern Australia image More Info
The plumed whistling-duck is found in Australia.
Source: Birds in Backyards Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Puna Teal - Anas puna profile Photos Least Concern South America
The Puna teal is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, and Peru.
Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Radjah Shelduck - Tadorna radjah profile Photos Least Concern Asia Australia
The Radjah shelduck is found in Australia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea.
Source: Perth Zoo Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Red- billed Teal - Anas erythrorhyncha Photos Video Least Concern Africa
The red-billed teal is found in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: N/A Teacher Section: No

Red- breasted Goose - Branta ruficollis profile Photos Video Endangered Asia Europe
The red- breasted goose's fore- neck, breast, and the sides of its head are chestnut red bordered with white.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Red-breasted Goose - Branta ruficollis profile Photos Endangered Asia Europe
The red-breasted goose is native to Armenia, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine.
Source: BirdLife International Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Red- breasted Merganser - Mergus serrator profile Photos Video Least Concern Africa Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species
The red- breasted merganser breeds in Alaska, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Maine, and much of Canada. It winters along the Atlantic, Gulf, and Pacific coasts of North America. It is also found in Europe and Asia.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Red- breasted Merganser - Mergus serrator profile Photos Audio Least Concern Africa Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species
The red- breasted merganser is found in large lakes, rivers, and the ocean.
Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Red-breasted Merganser - Mergus serrator profile Photos Least Concern Africa Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species
The red-breasted merganser uses its long, thin bill that is lined with serrated edges to capture fish.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Red-crested Pochard - Netta rufina profile Photos Least Concern Africa Asia Europe
The red-crested pochard is found in Europe, Asia, and Northern Africa.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Redhead - Aythya americana profile Photos Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
The redhead breeds in central Alaska, the Great Plains, the Great Lakes, and in the some areas of the western U.S. and Canada. It winters in the southern U.S. and along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts south into Mexico and the Caribbean.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Redhead - Aythya americana profile Photos Audio Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
The redhead is found in shallow freshwater lakes, ponds, marshlands, coastal waters, and bays.
Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Red Shoveler - Anas platalea profile Photos Video Least Concern antarctica South America
The red shoveler is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, the Falkland Islands, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Ringed Teal - Callonetta leucophrys profile Least Concern South America
The ringed teal is small duck found in the forests of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay.
Source: BirdLife International Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Ring-necked Duck - Aythya collaris profile Photos Audio Least Concern North America South America
The ring- necked duck breeds across Canada south through the northern U.S. and into northern California and Colorado. It winters along the Pacific and Atlantic Coasts and and the southern U.S. south into Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Ring-necked Duck - Aythya collaris profile Photos Audio Least Concern North America South America
Unlike most other diving ducks, the ring- necked duck can take off from the water without running across its surface. 
Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Rosy-billed Pochard - Netta peposaca profile Photos Audio Least Concern antarctica South America
The rosy-billed pochard is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay.
Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Ross's Goose - Chen rossii profile Photos Audio Least Concern North America
Ross's goose breeds in Canada and Alaska. It winters in California, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas, and Mexico.
Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Ruddy Duck - Oxyura jamaicensis profile Photos Least Concern North America South America New Hampshire Species
The ruddy duck breeds west of the Mississippi. It winters along the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf Coasts. It is also found in Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America. The ruddy duck is found in New Hampshire, but it does not breed there.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Ruddy Duck - Oxyura jamaicensis profile Photos Audio Least Concern North America South America New Hampshire Species
The ruddy duck often dives underwater or swims away from danger instead of flying away. 
Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Ruddy-headed Goose - Chloephaga rubidiceps profile Photos Video Least Concern South America
The ruddy-headed goose is found in Argentina, Chile, and the Falkland Islands.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Ruddy Shelduck - Tadorna ferruginea profile Photos Video Least Concern Africa Asia Europe
The ruddy shelduck has a white face, a black bill, and a rusty- red body.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Salvadori's Teal - Salvadorina waigiuensis profile Photos Vulnerable Asia Australia
Salvadori's teal is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Salvadori's Teal - Salvadorina waigiuensis profile Photos Vulnerable Asia Australia
Salvadori's teal is threatened by hunting and habitat degradation.
Source: BirdLife International Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Scaly-sided Merganser - Mergus squamatus profile Photos Video Endangered Asia
The scaly-sided merganser is found in China, Japan, North and South Korea, Myanmar, Russia, Taiwan, and Thailand.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Scaly-sided Merganser - Mergus squamatus profile Photos Endangered Asia
The scaly-sided merganser threatened by habitat loss and disturbance and hunting.
Source: BirdLife International Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Silver Teal - Anas versicolor profile Photos Least Concern South America
The silver teal is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, the Falkland Islands, Paraguay, and Uruguay.
Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Smew - Mergellus albellus Photos Video Least Concern Asia Europe
The smew breeds on the taiga in Europe and Asia.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Smew - Mergellus albellus profile Least Concern Asia Europe
The smew nests in tree hollows.
Source: BirdLife International Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Snow Goose - Anser caerulescens Photos Video Least Concern Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species
The snow goose breeds in the Arctic regions of North America, including Greenland. In the winter it is found on the Pacific Coast from British Columbia , Canada to California, on the mid-Atlantic Coast, and on the Gulf Coast from Mississippi to Texas. It also winters in small numbers in the interior of the U.S. The snow goose also breeds in Siberia.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Snow Goose - Anser caerulescens profile Photos Audio Least Concern Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species
Snow geese migrate in large flocks and fly during both night and day. 
Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

South African Shelduck - Tadorna cana profile Least Concern Africa
The South african shelduck is found in Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and South Africa.
Source: BirdLife International Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No .

Southern Pochard - Netta erythrophthalma profile Least Concern Africa South America
The southern pochard is found in Angola, Argentina, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Chile, Colombia, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Peru, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, Venezuela, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Source: BirdLife International Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Speckled Teal - Anas flavirostris profile Least Concern antarctica South America
The speckled teal is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, the Falkland Islands, Paraguay, Peru, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, and Uruguay.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Speckled Teal - Anas flavirostris profile Photos Least Concern antarctica South America
The speckled teal is also known as the yellow-billed teal.
Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Spectacled Eider - Somateria fischeri profile Photos Least Concern Threatened in US Asia North America
The spectacled eider breeds along the northern coasts of Russia and Alaska.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Spectacled Eider - Somateria fischeri profile Photos Least Concern Threatened in US Asia North America
Until 1995, no one knew where spectacled eiders spent the winter months.
Source: Alaska Department of Fish and Game Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Spectacled Eider - Somateria fischeri profile Photos Least Concern Threatened in US Asia North America
Spectacled eiders winter in the Bering Sea.
Source: Audubon Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Spotted Whistling-duck - Dendrocygna guttata profile Photos Video Least Concern Asia Australia
The spotted whistling-duck is found in Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and the Philippines.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Spur-winged Goose - Plectropterus gambensis profile Least Concern Africa
The spur-winged goose is found in Africa.
Source: BirdLife International Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Steller's Eider - Polysticta stelleri profile Photos Vulnerable Asia Europe North America
Steller's eider is the smallest species of eider.
Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Steller's Eider - Polysticta stelleri profile Photos Video Vulnerable Asia Europe North America
Steller's eider breeds along the northern coasts of Russia and Alaska.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Sunda Teal - Anas gibberifrons Photos Video Audio Near Threatened Asia
The Sunda teal is found in Indonesia and Timor-Leste.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: N/A Teacher Section: No

Surf Scoter - Melanitta perspicillata profile Photos Audio Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
The surf scoter has a very large range. It breeds from western Alaska through Central Labrador in Canada. In the winter, the surf scoter lives along the Pacific and Atlantic coast in North America. Its winter range extends as far south as Baja California on the west coast and down to South Carolina on the east coast. Although not native to the area, the surf scoter has also been found as far away as Russia.
Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Surf Scoter - Melanitta perspicillata profile Photos Audio Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
Although adult surf scoters fly back north for the summer, some young surf scoters don't. Instead, they spend the summer along the coast of Baja California or New Jersey.
Source: Audubon Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Swan Goose - Anser cygnoides profile Photos Video Vulnerable Asia
The swan goose is found in China, Japan, Kazakhstan, North Korea, South Korea, Mongolia, and Russia.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Swan Goose - Anser cygnoides profile Photos Vulnerable Asia
The swan goose population is declining due to drought, habitat loss, and hunting.
Source: BirdLife International Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Torrent Duck - Merganetta armata profile Photos Least Concern South America
The torrent duck is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Torrent Duck - Merganetta armata profile Photos Audio Least Concern South America
The torrent duck is found in cold fast-flowing mountain streams.
Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Trumpeter Swan - Cygnus buccinator profile Photos Video Least Concern North America
The trumpeter swan is found in Alaska, western Canada, the Rocky Mountain region, the Great Plains, and along the Great Lakes.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Trumpeter Swan - Cygnus buccinator profile Photos Audio Least Concern North America
The trumpeter swan is the largest species of waterfowl in the North America.
Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Trumpeter Swan - Cygnus buccinator profile Photos Least Concern North America
Trumpeter swans are monogamous and mate for life.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Tufted Duck - Aythya fuligula profile Photos Video Least Concern Africa Asia Europe North America
The tufted duck is found in Europe, Asia, and Africa. In the winter, it is occasionally found in Canada and the United States.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Tufted Duck - Aythya fuligula profile Photos Least Concern Africa Asia Europe North America
The tufted duck is a diving duck.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Tundra Swan - Cygnus columbianus profile Photos Audio Least Concern Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species
The tundra swan breeds in the Arctic regions of northern Canada and Alaska. There are two populations of tundra swans in North America, one in the east and one in the west. Both populations migrate over 3,000 miles each season. The eastern population winters on the Atlantic Coast from the Chesapeake Bay to North Carolina. The western population winters on the Pacific Coast from southern British Columbia to southern California. Small groups also winter in interior portions of the west and on the Great Lakes. The tundra swan also breeds in Siberia.
Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Upland Goose - Chloephaga picta profile Photos Video Least Concern South America
The upland goose is found in Argentina, Chile, and the Falkland Islands.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Upland Goose - Chloephaga picta profile Photos Audio Least Concern South America
The upland goose is found in southern grassland and steppe habitats in southern South America
Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Yellow-billed Duck - Anas undulata profile Least Concern Africa
The yellow-billed duck is found in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Source: BirdLife International
Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

Yellow-billed Pintail - Anas georgica profile Photos Video Least Concern South America 
The yellow-billed pintail is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, the Falkland Islands, Paraguay, Peru, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, and Uruguay.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Wandering Whistling-duck - Dendrocygna arcuata Photos Least Concern Asia Australia
The wandering whistling-duck is found in Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Timor-Leste.
Source:
Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Wandering Whistling-duck - Dendrocygna arcuata profile Photos Least Concern Asia Australia image More Info
The wandering whistling-duck is also known as the whistling tree-duck.
Source:
Backyard Birds Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

West Indian Whistling-duck - Dendrocygna arborea profile Photos Video Vulnerable North America
The West Indian Whistling-duck is found in Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, the Turks and Caicos, and the Virgin Islands.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

White-backed Duck - Thalassornis leuconotus profile Least Concern Africa
The white-backed duck is found in Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
Source: BirdLife International Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

White-cheeked Pintail - Anas bahamensis profile Photos Video Least Concern antarctica North America South America
The white-cheeked pintail is found in the Caribbean and South America.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

White-faced Whistling- duck- Dendrocygna viduata profile Photos Least Concern Africa North America South America
The white-faced Whistling-duck is found in tropical parts of Central and South America, and Africa.
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White-faced Whistling- duck- Dendrocygna viduata profile Photos Least Concern Africa North America South America
The white-faced Whistling-duck is a highly social duck and flocks often contain hundreds of individuals.
Source: Oakland Zoo Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

White-faced Whistling- duck- Dendrocygna viduata profile Photos Least Concern Africa North America South America
White-faced whistling ducks live in a variety of wetland areas.
Source: Woodland Park Zoo Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

White-headed Duck - Oxyura leucocephala profile Photos Video Endangered Africa Asia Europe
he white-headed duck is found in Eastern Europe, North Africa, and western and central Asia.
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White-headed Steamerduck - Tachyeres leucocephalus Photos Vulnerable South America
The white-headed steamer duck is found in Argentina.
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White-headed Steamerduck - Tachyeres leucocephalus profile Vulnerable South America
The white-headed steamer duck is found on the coast in rocky areas and sheltered bays.
Source: BirdLife International Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

White-winged Duck - Cairina scutulata profile Photos Video Endangered Asia
The white-winged duck is found in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.
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White-winged Duck - Cairina scutulata profile Photos Endangered Asia
The white-winged duck population is estimated to be around 1,000. Its numbers are declining due to loss of habitat.
Source: BirdLife International Intended Audience: General Reading Level: High School Teacher Section: No

White-winged Scoter - Melanitta deglandi profile Photos Audio   Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
The white-winged scoter has a wide range. Its summer breeding grounds extend from Alaska into Central Canada. During migration, it can be found around the Great Lakes. It spends its winters along the west and east coast of North America.
Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Whooper Swan - Cygnus cygnus profile Photos Least Concern Asia Europe North America
The whooper swan gets its name from the loud ‘whooping’ calls that it makes.
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Whooper Swan - Cygnus cygnus profile Photos Least Concern Asia Europe North America
The whooper swan is large, white swan with a black and yellow bill.
Source: National Geographic Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Wood Duck - Aix sponsa profile Photos Audio Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
The wood duck breeds from southern Canada throughout the eastern half of the United States and south to Cuba. In the west, the wood duck breeds from British Columbia southward along Pacific Coast to southern California. It winters in the southern part of its breeding range and in Mexico.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Wood Duck - Aix sponsa profile Photos Audio Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
Wood ducks perch and nest in trees.
Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No