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The Waterfowl of North America

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This set depicts 46 regularly occurring members of the family Anatidae in North America. It includes photos of male and female in cases where plumage differences between the sexes is pronounced. Unless otherwise noted photos show adult males in water or on land.

Common Name Scientific Name  
Fulvous Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna bicolor  
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis  
Tunrda Swan Cygnus columbianus Adults, and immature
Trumpeter Swan Cygnus buccinator  
Mute Swan Cygnus olor  
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons  
Snow Goose Chen caerulescens White morph
Snow Goose Chen caerulescens Blue morph
Ross' Goose Chen rossii  
Emperor Goose Chen canagicus  
Brant Branta bernicla  
Canada Goose Branta canadensis  
Canada Goose Branta canadensis In flight
Wood Duck Aix sponsa Male
Wood Duck Aix sponsa Female
Green-winged Teal Anas crecca  
American Black Duck Anas rubripes  
Mottled Duck Anas fulvigula  
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Male
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Female
Northern Pintail Anas acuta  
Blue-winged Teal Anas discors Pair
Cinnamon Teal Anas cyanoptera  
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata Pair
Gadwall Anas strepera  
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope  
American Wigeon Anas americana Male
American Wigeon Anas americana Female
Canvasback Aythya valisineria Male
Canvasback Aythya valisineria Female
Redhead Aythya americana Male
Redhead Aythya americana Female
Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris  
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula  
Greater Scaup Aythya marila  
Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis Male
Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis Female
Common Eider Somateria mollissima Male
Common Eider Somateria mollissima Female
King Eider Somateria spectabilis  
Spectacled Eider Somateria fischeri Pair
Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri  
Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus  
Oldsquaw Clangula hyemalis Male, winter
Oldsquaw Clangula hyemalis Pair, summer
Black Scoter Melanitta nigra  
Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata Male
Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata Female
White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca Male
White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca immature
Bufflehead Bucephala albeola  
Barrow's Goldeneye Bucephala islandica  
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula Pair
Smew Mergellus albellus  
Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus Pair
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator Male
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator Female
Common Merganser Mergus merganser Male
Common Merganser Mergus merganser Female
Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis