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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
Tropical House
Wader Shore Zone
Caribbean Flamingo Zone

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Goldeneye (Bucephala Clangula)
Greylag Goose (Anser Anser)
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Ruddy Duck (Oxyura Jamaicensis)
Shelduck (Tadorna Tadorna)
Smew (Mergellus Albellus)
Tufted Duck (Aythya Fuligula)
White Headed Duck (Oxyura Leucocephala)

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Slimbridge - Tundra Zone (September 2012) Slimbridge - Tundra Zone (September 2012) Slimbridge - Tundra Zone (September 2012)
Tundra Zone, ©Nigel Key - September 2012

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

Photographs ©Nigel Key, click image to enlarge.
 (Slimbridge 04-06-10) Common Eider     Information
(Somateria Mollissima)

The Eider is a large seaduck of the genus Somateria of which there are 3 species, the Common Eider, the King Eider and the Spectacled Eider.
 (Slimbridge 24-03-12) Merganser     Information
(Mergus Merganser)

The Common Merganser, also known as the Goosander, is a sea duck and is as much at home in salt water as fresh water. They have serrated edges to their bills to help them grip fish, eels etc.
 (Slimbridge 04-06-10) Common Shelduck     Information
(Tadorna Tadorna)

The Common Shelduck is a member of the duck, goose and swan family Anatidae and is classed as a Shelduck.
 (Slimbridge 26-05-12) Smew     Information
(Mergellus Albellus)

The Smew is the only member of the Mergellus genus and is a sea duck.
 (Slimbridge 26-05-12) Goldeneye     Information
(Bucephala Clangula)

The Goldeneye is a seaduck from the Northern hemisphere.
The Goldeneye is also called the 'Whistler' which comes from the noise in makes during flight.
 (Slimbridge 24-03-12) Barnacle Goose     Information
(Branta Leucopsis)

The Barnacle Goose belongs to the Branta genus which consists generally of species with largely Black plumage, distinguishing them from the Anser genus who largely have Grey plumage.
European Greater Scaup (Slimbridge 24-03-12) European Greater Scaup     Information
(Aythya Marila)

The name Scaup comes from 'Skalp' which means mussel bed which reflects its diet.
They are known to consume 2 to 3 times their own body weight in Zebra Nussels per day.
 (Slimbridge 26-05-12) Redhead     Information
(Aythya Americana)

The Red Head is a diving duck and is similar in appearance to the Canvasback and Common Pochard, however, they can be identified by their Yellow eye rather than the Red eyes of the latter.
 (Slimbridge 05-10-17) Bean Goose     Information
(Anser Fabalis)

The Bean Goose is similar in appearance to the Greylag Goose, however, they can be identified by their Orange legs and Orange beak with Black at the base and the tip.

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