TROPICAL HOUSE
(WWT Slimbridge)

Swan Lake       Tundra Zone

Map (Slimbridge)
To locate the various zones and places of interest at Slimbridge Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (W.W.T.), please click the above image for a larger map (376kb).

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
North America Zone
Otter Pool Zone
Pampas Pen Zone
South America Zone
Swan Lake
Tundra Zone
Wader Shore Zone
Carribean Flamingo Zone


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TROPICAL HOUSE
(WWT Slimbridge)
Swan Lake       Tundra Zone
Slimbridge -  Tropical House (September 2012) Slimbridge -  Tropical House (September 2012) Slimbridge -  Tropical House (September 2012)
Tropical House, ©Nigel Key - September 2012

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

Photographs ©Nigel Key, click image to enlarge.
African Pygmy Goose (Slimbridge 25-05-13) African Pygmy Goose     Information
(Nettapus Auritus)

Dispite it's name, the African Pygmy Goose is actually a perching duck from sub-Saharan Africa and is the smallest of Africa's wildfowl.
Madagascar Teal (Slimbridge 26-05-12) Madagascar Teal     Information
(Anas Bernieri)

One of the World's rarest and least known ducks.
Restricted to coastal mangrove forests during the breeding season and to shallow lakes and estuaries when not breeding.
Brazilian Teal (Slimbridge 26-05-12) Brazilian Teal     Information
(Amazonetta brasiliensis)

An excellent flyer aided by its long tail and rounded wings.
The males care for the ducklings whilst the female incubates the next clutch of eggs.
White backed Duck (Slimbridge 28-07-12) White backed Duck     Information
(Thalassornis Leuconotus)

In the wild these ducks are shy and favour lily-covered lakes venturing out to feed at dawn and dusk.
The White back can be seen during flight.
Freckled Duck (Slimbridge 08-09-12) Freckled Duck     Information
(Stictonetta naevosa)

A distant relative of geese and swans, their ducklings resemble tiny cygnets.
They travel great distances to avoid drought and breed from June to December.
Pink-eared Duck (Slimbridge 08-09-12) Pink-eared Duck     Information
(Malacorhynchus membranaceus)

Prefers shallow, temperate water in timbered areas.
Flies long distances in search of water in large flocks reaching the coast in dry years.
Lesser Whistling Duck (Slimbridge 30-06-15) Lesser Whistling Duck     Information
(Dendrocygna Javanica)

The Lesser Whistling Duck is also known as the Indian Whistling Duck or Indian Whistling Teal.
They feed during the night and are found resting in flocks around Lakes and Paddy fields during the day.





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