An Introduction to the Birds of Tropical America


Waterfowl are much less common in the tropics than in colder areas in the northern or southern hemisphere.

Andean Duck
Andean Duck (Oxyura ferruginea) Male
Bogota, Colombia
The Andean version of the North American Ruddy Duck.

Northern Screamer
Northern Screamer (Chauna chavaria)
Screamers are very lerge birds usually seen in pairs in marshes.

Torrent Duck
Torrent Duck (Merganetta armata) Female
OtĂșn Quimbaya Wildlife Sanctuary, Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia
A unqiue duck found in fast-moving Andean streams.

Black-bellied Whistling Duck
Black-bellied Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis)
REGUA, Cachoeiras de Macacu, RJ, Brazil
Whistling Ducks, genus Dendrocygna, are the most common in my opinion in tropical America.

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