ASIA ZONE
(WWT Slimbridge)

Andean Flamingo Zone       Australia Zone

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WWT SLIMBRIDGE ZONES
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Andean Flamingo Zone
Australia Zone
Back from the Brink Zone
Flamingo Lagoon
Geese of the World Zone
Lesser Flamingo Zone
North America Zone
Otter Pool Zone
Pampas Pen
South America Zone
Swan Lake
Tropical House
Tundra Zone
Wader Shore Zone
Caribbean Flamingo Zone


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ASIA ZONE
(WWT Slimbridge)
Andean Flamingo Zone       Australia Zone
Slimbridge - Asia Zone (September 2012) Slimbridge - Asia Zone (September 2012) Slimbridge - Asia Zone (September 2012)
Asia Zone, ©Nigel Key - September 2012

The following wildfowl, amongst others, can be found in the Asia Zone at WWT Slimbridge: -

Photographs ©Nigel Key, click image to enlarge.
Philippine Duck (Slimbridge 26-05-12) Philippine Duck     Information
(Anas Luzonica)

Uses a variety of wetlands, including wallows made by Water Buffalo.
Its existance is threatened by destruction of its habitat, use of pesticides and over hunting.
Bewick's Swan (Slimbridge 26-05-12) Bewick's Swan     Information
(Cygnus Columbianus Bewickii)

Individuals can be recognised by their unique black and yellow bill pattern.
Adults and yearlings new to Slimbridge are named and their bill pattern is recorded.
Red Crested pochard (Slimbridge 26-05-12) Red Crested pochard     Information
(Netta Rufina)

The only wildfowl where the male presents food to the female during courtship.
The males make a sneeze-like sound during courtship.
White Headed Duck (Slimbridge 09-04-11) White Headed Duck     Information
(Oxyura Leucocephala)

Due to 50% destruction of its breeding habitat, hunting, lead poisoning and hybridisation with the introduced Ruddy Duck threatens it survival.
Ruddy Shelduck (Slimbridge 24-03-12) Ruddy Shelduck     Information
(Tadorna Ferruginea)

Sacred in India where their saffron plumage is reminiscent of a holy man's robe.
They live more inland than most shelducks and up to altitudes of 5000m in mountains.
Chinese Spot-billed Duck (Slimbridge 26-05-12) Chinese Spot-billed Duck     Information
(Anas zonorhyncha)

Breeds in inland marshes but winters on the coast.
Has a World population of a million birds.
Falcated Duck (Slimbridge 26-05-12) Falcated Duck     Information
(Anas Falcata)

Named for the sickle-shaped, black and white inner wing feathers of the male said to resemble a falcons beak.
Hunted in China for these feathers and also as food.
White-Winged Duck (Slimbridge May 2015) White-Winged Duck     Information
(Asarcornis Scutulata)

The White-Winged Duck is one of the largest and heaviest species of duck only surpassed by the steamer ducks.
Baer's Pochard (Slimbridge 09-04-11) Baer's Pochard     Information
(Aythya Baeri)

The Baer’s Pochard is a diving duck and is a close relative of the Ferruginous duck.
 (Slimbridge 25-03-11) Bar Headed Goose     Information
(Anser Indicus)

The Bar Headed Goose flies extremely high and is able to navigate the Himalayas during migration.





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