Ducks, geese and swans in Uganda

Ducks, geese and swans in Uganda

April 4, 2022
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Ducks, geese and swans in Uganda- These birds belong to the Anatidae family: the ducks and most duck-like waterfowl, such as geese and swans.

These are birds that are modified for an aquatic existence with webbed feet, flattened bills and feathers that are excellent at shedding water due to an oily coating. There are 131 species occurring worldwide and 23 species which occur in Uganda.

White-backed Duck (Thalassornis leuconotus)

Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus)

Common Pochard (Aythya ferina)

Ferruginous Pochard (Aythya nyroca)

Fulvous Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna bicolor)

White-faced Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna viduata)

African Pygmy-goose (Nettapus auritus)

Yellow-billed Duck (Anas undulata)

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)

Maccoa Duck (Oxyura maccoa)

African Black Duck (Anas sparsa)

Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope)

Spur-winged Goose (Plectropterus gambensis)

Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis melanotos)

Hartlaub’s Duck (Pteronetta hartlaubii)

Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)

Southern Pochard (Netta erythrophthalma)

Eurasian Teal (Anas crecca)

Cape Teal (Anas capensis)

Red-billed Duck (Anas erythrorhyncha)

Hottentot Teal (Anas hottentota)

Garganey Anas (querquedula)

Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)

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