FACTOID # 30: If Alaska were its own country, it would be the 26th largest in total area, slightly larger than Iran.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Dabbling duck
Dabbling ducks
Cape Teal
Cape Teal (Anas capensis)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Subfamily: Anatinae
Genera

See also Diving duck Cape Teal at Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre, Gloucestershire, England. ... Binomial name Anas capensis Gmelin, 1789 The Cape Teal, Anas capensis is a dabbling duck of open wetlands in sub-Saharan Africa. ... Scientific classification or biological classification is how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms. ... Phyla Porifera (sponges) Ctenophora (comb jellies) Cnidaria Placozoa Subregnum Bilateria  Acoelomorpha  Orthonectida  Rhombozoa  Myxozoa  Superphylum Deuterostomia     Chordata (vertebrates, etc. ... Typical Classes Subphylum Urochordata - Tunicates Ascideiacea Thaliacea Larvacea Subphylum Cephalochordata - Lancelets Subphylum Myxini - Hagfishes Subphylum Vertebrata - Vertebrates Petromyzontida - Lampreys Placodermi (extinct) Chondrichthyes - Cartilaginous fishes Acanthodii (extinct) Actinopterygii - Ray-finned fishes Actinistia - Coelacanths Dipnoi - Lungfishes Amphibia - Amphibians Reptilia - Reptiles Aves - Birds Mammalia - Mammals Chordates (phylum Chordata) include the vertebrates, together with... Orders Many - see section below. ... Families  Anhimidae  Anseranatidae  Anatidae The order Anseriformes contains about 150 species of bird in three families: the Anhimidae (the screamers), Anseranatidae (the Magpie Goose), and the Anatidae, which includes over 140 species of waterfowl, among them the ducks, geese, and swans. ... Subfamilies Dendrocygninae Thalassorninae Anserinae Stictonettinae Plectropterinae Tadorninae Anatinae Merginae Oxyurinae Anatidae is the biological family that includes the ducks and most duck-like waterfowl, such as geese and swan. ... The Anatinae is one of the subfamilies of the family Anatidae, which includes the swans, geese and ducks. ... Binomial name Pteronetta hartlaubii (Cassin, 1859) The Hartlaubs Duck (Pteronetta hartlaubii) is a species of bird native to Africa. ... Cairina is a genus of ducks in the bird family Anatidae. ... Aix is a genus that contains two species of dabbling ducks: Aix sponsa (Wood Duck) Aix galericulata (Mandarin Duck) Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata) Categories: Ducks ... Species The pygmy geese are a group of very small perching ducks in the genus Nettapus which breed in the Old World tropics. ... Species See text Anas is a genus of dabbling ducks. ... Binomial name Callonetta leucophrys (Vieillot, 1816) The Ringed Teal (Callonetta leucophrys) is the only species of the genus Callonetta. ... Binomial name Chenonetta jubata (Latham, 1802) The Maned Duck, Chenonetta jubata, is a dabbling duck found throughout much of Australia. ... Binomial name Amazonetta brasiliensis (Gmelin, 1789) The Brazilian Duck or Brazilian Teal (Amazonetta brasiliensis) is the only duck in the genus Amazonetta (Boetticher, 1929). ... Genera Marmaronetta Netta (including Rhodonessa) Aythya † See also dabbling duck The 16 species of diving duck, also known as pochards, make up a sub-group of the biological subfamily Anatinae, which itself is part of the diverse and very large duck, goose and swan family, Anatidae. ...

The dabbling ducks are a group of eight genera and about 55 species of ducks, including some of the most familiar Northern Hemisphere species. They are in the duck, goose and swan family Anatidae. The latter article should be referred to for an overview of this very large family. The dabbling ducks, together with the diving ducks make up the sub-family Anatinae. See genus (mathematics) for the use of the term in mathematics. ... In biology, a species is, loosely speaking, a group of related organisms that share a more or less distinctive form and are capable of interbreeding. ... Subfamilies Dendrocygninae Oxyurinae Anatinae Merginae Drake Mallard Duck is the common name for a number of species in the Anatidae bird family. ... The Northern Hemisphere is the half of a planets surface (or celestial sphere) that is north of the equator. ... Other uses: Goose (disambiguation) Genera Anser Branta Chen Cereopsis † see also: Swan, Duck Anatidae Goose (plural geese) is the general English name for a considerable number of birds, belonging to the family Anatidae. ... Genera Cygnus Coscoroba Swans are large water birds of the family Anatidae, which also includes geese and ducks. ... Subfamilies Dendrocygninae Thalassorninae Anserinae Stictonettinae Plectropterinae Tadorninae Anatinae Merginae Oxyurinae Anatidae is the biological family that includes the ducks and most duck-like waterfowl, such as geese and swan. ... Genera Marmaronetta Netta (including Rhodonessa) Aythya † See also dabbling duck The 16 species of diving duck, also known as pochards, make up a sub-group of the biological subfamily Anatinae, which itself is part of the diverse and very large duck, goose and swan family, Anatidae. ...


This group of ducks is so named because its members feed mainly on vegetable matter by upending on the water surface, or grazing, and only rarely dive. These are mostly gregarious ducks of freshwater or estuaries. These birds are strong fliers and northern species are highly migratory. Compared to other types of duck, their legs are placed more towards the centre of their bodies. They walk well on land, and some species feed terrestrially. Orders Many - see section below. ... // Long-distance land bird migration Many species of land birds migrate very long distances, the most common pattern being for birds to breed in the temperate or arctic northern hemisphere and winter in warmer regions, often in the tropics or the southern hemisphere. ...


The Marbled Duck Marmaronetta angustirostris, which used to be included among the dabbling ducks, is now classed as a diving duck. Binomial name Marmaronetta angustirostris (Menetries, 1832) The Marbled Duck, or Marbled Teal (Marmaronetta angustirostris), is a medium-sized dabbling duck. ...

Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope)
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope)

  Results from FactBites:
 
Duck (538 words)
Duck is the common name for a number of types of bird in the family Anatidae.
Ducks are mostly aquatic birds, smaller than their relatives the swans or geese, found in both fresh and salt water.
Ducks should not be confused with several types of unrelated birds with similar forms, such as loons or divers, grebes, gallinules, and coots.
Ducks, Mallards & Wigeons (691 words)
Dabbling ducks have special plates called lamellae that are similar to a whale's baleen.
Ducks are sometimes confused with several types of unrelated water birds with similar forms, such as loons or divers, grebes, gallinules, and coots.
All domestic ducks are descended from the wild Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos, except Muscovy Ducks.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m