NORTH AMERICA ZONE
(WWT Slimbridge)

Leser Flamingo Zone       Otter Pool Zone

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


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NORTH AMERICA ZONE
(WWT Slimbridge)
Lesser Flamingo Zone       Otter Pool Zone
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North America Zone, ©Nigel Key - September 2012 & April 2013

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

Photographs ©Nigel Key, click image to enlarge.
 (Slimbridge 22-08-10) Trumpeter Swan     Information
(Cygnus Buccinator)

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.
 (Slimbridge 26-05-12) Lesser Scaup     Information
(Aythya Affinis)

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.
 (Slimbridge 25-03-11) Ring Necked Duck     Information
(Aythya Collaris)

The Ring Necked Duck is a diving duck from North America and is related to the Tufted Duck.
 (Slimbridge 24-03-12) Canada Goose     Information
(Branta Canadensis)

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.
 (Slimbridge 09-04-11) American Wood Duck     Information
(Aix Sponsa)

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).
 (Slimbridge 25-03-11) American Wigeon     Information
(Anas Americana)

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.
 (Slimbridge 09-04-11) Canvasback     Information
(Aythya Valisineria)

The Canvasback is a diving duck found in North America.
 (Slimbridge 25-03-11) Hooded Merganser     Information
(Lophodytes Cucullatus)

Hooded Mergansers are the second smallest species of merganser, with only the Smew of Europe and Asia being smaller.
 (Slimbridge 26-05-12) American Black Duck     Information
(Anas Rubripes)

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.
Barrow's Goldeneye (Slimbridge 23-05-15) Barrow's Goldeneye     Information
(Bucephala Islandica)

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 (Slimbridge May 2014) Bufflehead     Information
(Bucephala Albeola)

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.
Laysan Duck (Slimbridge May 2013) Laysan Duck     Information
(Anas Laysanensis)

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.





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