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North America Zone - WWT Slimbridge (September 2012) ©Nigel Key
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North America Zone - WWT Slimbridge (April 2013) ©Nigel Key
Totem Pole - WWT Slimbridge (April 2013) ©Nigel Key
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North America Zone - WWT Slimbridge (March 2019) ©Nigel Key
North America Zone (WWT Slimbridge)
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The following wildfowl, amongst others, can be found in the North America Zone at WWT Slimbridge, click image for information: -
American Black Duck (WWT Slimbridge May 2012) - pic by Nigel Key
American Black Duck
The American Black Duck is a large dabbling duck. American Black Ducks are similar to Mallards in size resembling the female Mallard, although the American Black Duck's plumage is darker.
American Wigeon (WWT Slimbridge March 2011) - pic by Nigel Key
American Wigeon
The American Wigeon is a species of dabbling duck. The wigeon can be identified from other dabblers by its round head, small bill and short neck.
American Wood Duck (WWT Slimbridge April 2011) - pic by Nigel Key
American Wood Duck
The American Wood Duck, also known as the Carolina Duck, is a Perching duck. It is closely related to the Mandarin Duck with which it shares it genus (Aix galericulata).
Barrow's Goldeneye (WWT Slimbridge May 2015) - pic by Nigel Key
Barrow's Goldeneye
The Barrow's Goldeneye is a Sea Duck which was named after Sir John Barrrow. It belongs to the Bucephala genus of which there are three species, the Barrow's Goldeneye, the Common Goldeneye and the Bufflehead.
Bufflehead (WWT Slimbridge May 2014) - pic by Nigel Key
Bufflehead
The name Bufflehead is derived from a combination of Buffalo and Head due to the bulbous shape of its head, which can be even more pronounced when 'puffed' out by the male.
Canada Goose (WWT Slimbridge March 2012) - pic by Nigel Key
Canada Goose
The Canada Goose is a member of the Branta genus which consists generally of species with largely Black plumage, distinguishing them from the Anser genus who largely have Grey plumage.
Canvasback (WWT Slimbridge July 2014) - pic by Nigel Key
Canvasback
The Canvasback is a diving duck found in North America.
Hooded Merganser (WWT Slimbridge November 2017) - pic by Nigel Key
Hooded Merganser
Hooded Mergansers are the second smallest species of merganser, with only the Smew of Europe and Asia being smaller.
Laysan Duck (WWT Slimbridge November 2017) - pic by Nigel Key
Laysan Duck
The Laysan Duck, also known as the Laysan Teal, is a dabbling duck endemic to the Hawaii Islands. It is related to the Mallard and was named after Laysan Island by Lionel Rothschild in 1982.
Lesser Scaup (WWT Slimbridge March 2011) - pic by Nigel Key
Lesser Scaup
The Lesser Scaup, also known as the Little Bluebill or Broadbill, is a diving duck from North America. The Lesser Scaup is very similar in appearance to the Greater Scaup except smaller and not as bulky.
Ring-Necked Duck (WWT Slimbridge November 2013) - pic by Nigel Key
Ring-Necked Duck
The Ring Necked Duck is a diving duck from North America and is related to the Tufted Duck.
Trumpeter Swan (WWT Slimbridge October 2012) - pic by Nigel Key
Trumpeter Swan
The Trumpeter Swan is a member of the Anatidae family and is a close relative of the Whooper Swan, though easily distinguished as the latter has Yellow on its bill and slightly smaller.
Whistling Swan (WWT Slimbridge March 2019) - pic by Nigel Key
Whistling Swan
The Whistling Swan is so called because of the high pitched sound made by their wings during flight, not their call.
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WWT SLIMBRIDGE ZONES

WWT Slimbridge is divided into various Zones and places of interest. The links below contain information on wildfowl that can be found in each Zone: -
Andean Flamingo Zone
Asia Zone
Australia Zone
Back From The Brink
Flamingo Lagoon
Geese Of The World
Lesser Flamingo Zone
North America Zone
Otter Pool Zone
Pampas Pen Zone
South America Zone
Swan Lake Zone
Tropical House
Tundra Zone
Wader Shore Zone
Caribbean Flamingo Zone




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