[Simon Thurgood Images] [Simon Thurgood Images]


Gallery - Ducks-Dabbling Ducks (ANAS)

[RSPB amber conservation status][More information about Mallard][mrd8]Mallard (Anas platynchos)

The most widespread duck in the world,feeds on a variety of animal and vegetable material. Usually nests undercover, but may nest off the ground in trees.


[RSPB amber conservation status][More information about Gadwall][gad8]Gadwall (Anas strepera)

The Gadwall has been classified as a Amber list species-medium conservation concern.

A delicately marked duck which feeds mainly on water plants.Nests close to lowland lakes with plenty of vegetation.


[americanw2]American Wigeon (Anas americana)

A rare transatlantic visitor and escape.


[More information about Chiloe Wigeon][chiloe3]Chiloe Wigeon (Anas sibilatrix)

Escapee, originaly from South America


[RSPB amber conservation status][More information about Wigeon][wigeon6]Wigeon (Anas penelope)

The Wigeon has been classified as a Amber list species-medium conservation concern.

A winter visitor mainly to coastal areas,but will visit inland lakes and flooded fields. It feeds on leaves,stems and seeds. It nests among vegitation near lakes in N.Europe.


[RSPB amber conservation status][More information about Teal][teal10]Teal (Anas crecca)

The Teal has been classified as a Amber list species-medium conservation concern.

The smallest and most secretive European duck breeds in wetlands throughout northern Europe. Feeds on seeds and small creatures which it filters from the water or from soft mud. Nests undercover near water.


[bluewingedteal4]Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)

Visitor from North America


[RSPB amber conservation status][More information about Garganey][garganey5]Garganey (Anas querquedula)

A small duck which is fully migratory who visits in the summer from Africa. Feeds on insects and also buds,leaves,roots and seeds.


[RSPB amber conservation status][More information about Pintail][pintail2]Pintail (Anas acuta)

The Pintail has been classified as a Amber list Species-medium conservation concern.

This elegant, long necked duck breeds near open,fresh water in north and eastern Europe and migrates south and west to coastal wetlands especially estuaries.They feed on a variety of plant and animal matter. Nests may be away from water among grasses or rushes.


[RSPB amber conservation status][More information about Shoveler][shovel5]Shoveler (Anas clypeata)

The Shoveler has been classified as a Amber list species-medium conservation concernThe Shoveler uses its large, broad bill to filter small creatures and seeds from the water and mud. Shovelers nest near shallow inland waters with lots of vegetation.


[More information about Red-crested Pochard][rcp6]Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina)

Larger than a pochard, They dive, dabble and up-end for their food. There is a large population in Spain and nearer but smaller numbers in France, Netherlands and Germany - and occasional wild birds may come to the UK from the Continent. The UK breeding birds almost certainly all come from escaped birds.



© Simon Thurgood 2017
Images on this website may not be put as any part of any collection without any prior written permission.