Birds of Colombia

DUCKS & GEESE  
PATOS y GANSOS

ORDER: ANSERIFORMES

FAMILY: ANATIDAE

No running to start taking off as they go directly into flight. Many species hybridized. Many species of ducks and geese are domesticated and they are heavier than the wild species. Total of 25 species of ducks and geese.

No necesitan correr para iniciar vuelo. Algunas especies producen híbridos. Muchas especies de patos y gansos son domesticadas y generalmente más pesadas que las silvestres. Existen 25 especies de patos y gansos.

BLACK-BELLIED
WHISTLING DUCK

Name in Spanish: Iguaza Común or Pisingo 

Size/Tamaño: 20 in | 52 cm 
Location: In marshes and ricefields, in lowlands of nthe Andes and north of the country
Altura: <2700 m
Status:  


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Black-bellied whistling duck| Iguaza común or Pisingo | Dendrocygna autumnalis

Dendrocygna autumnalis

Male   ♂︎

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Dendrocygna autumnalis

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Black-bellied whistling duck
Dendrocygna-autumnalis

White-FACE 
WHISTLING DUCK

Name in Spanish: Iguaza careta

Size/Tamaño: 18 in | 47 cm 
Location: Marshes and rice fields, north of the country and most of the Llanos
Altura: < 2700 m
Status:  


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White face whistling duck| Iguaza carata | Dendrocygna viduata

Dendrocygna viduata

Male   ♂︎

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Dendrocygna viduata

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white-faced-whistling duck
Dendrocygna viduata

FULVOUS WHISTLING-DUCK

Name in Spanish: Iguaza María

Size/Tamaño: 21 in | 55 cm 
Location: Marshes and rice fields, north of the country, transient in east of the country
Altura: < 2700 m
Status:  


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Fulvous whistling duck| Iguaza maria | Dendrocygna bicolor

Dendrocygna bicolor

Male   ♂︎

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Dendrocygna bicolor

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white-faced-whistling duck
Dendrocygna viduata
Species of the family Anatidae to photograph 
Species de la familia Anatidae por fotografiar

Scientific
Name
Name in
Spanish
Name in
English
Neochen jubata Pato Carretero Orinoco Goose
Cairina moschata Pato Real Muscovy Duck
Sarkidiornis melanotos Pato Crestudo Comb Duck
Amazonetta brasiliensis Pato Brasileño Brazilian Teal
Merganetta armata Pato de Torrentes Torrent Duck
Anas americana Pato Americano American Wigeon
Anas platyrhynchos Pato Real Mallard
Anas strepera Pato Friso Gadwall
Anas crecca Pato Aliverde Green-winged Teal
Anas andium Cerceta Barcina Andean Teal
Anas acuta Pato Rabo-de-gallo Northern Pintail
Anas georgica Pato Piquidorado Yellow-billed Pintail
Anas bahamensis Pato Cariblanco White-cheeked Pintail
Anas discors Barraquete Aliazul Blue-winged Teal
Anas cyanoptera Pato Colorado Cinnamon Teal
Anas clypeata Pato Cucharo Northern Shoveler
Netta erythrophthalma Pato Negro Southern Pochard
Aythya collaris Pato Collarejo Ring-necked Duck
Aythya affinis Pato Canadiense Lesser Scaup
Nomonyx dominicus Pato Enmascarado Masked Duck
Oxyura jamaicensis Pato Rufo Ruddy Duck
Melanitta americana Negron Americano Black Scoter
Mergus serrator Serreta Mediana Red-breasted Merganser