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Tundra Zone - WWT Slimbridge (September 2012) ©Nigel Key
Tundra Zone - WWT Slimbridge (September 2012) ©Nigel Key
Eider Pond - WWT Slimbridge (May 2015) ©Nigel Key
Eider Pond - WWT Slimbridge (May 2015) ©Nigel Key
Tundra Zone (WWT Slimbridge)
Tundra Zone.
To locate the Tundra Zone and places of interest at Slimbridge Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (W.W.T.), please click the above image for a map.

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The following wildfowl, amongst others, can be found in the Tundra Zone at WWT Slimbridge, click image for information: -
Barnacle Goose (WWT Slimbridge May 2012) - pic by Nigel Key
Barnacle Goose
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.
Bean Goose (WWT Slimbridge October 2017) - pic by Nigel Key
Bean Goose
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.
Common Eider (WWT Slimbridge March 2014) - pic by Nigel Key
Common Eider
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.
Common Merganser (WWT Slimbridge April 2011) - pic by Nigel Key
Common 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.
European Greater Scaup (WWT Slimbridge March 2019) - pic by Nigel Key
European Greater Scaup
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 Mussels per day.
Goldeneye (WWT Slimbridge May 2012) - pic by Nigel Key
The Goldeneye is a seaduck from the Northern hemisphere, and is also called the 'Whistler' which comes from the noise in makes during flight.
Redhead (WWT Slimbridge May 2012) - pic by Nigel Key
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.
Smew (WWT Slimbridge May 2012) - pic by Nigel Key
The Smew is the only member of the Mergellus genus and is a sea duck.
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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
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Flamingo Lagoon
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Lesser Flamingo Zone
North America Zone
Otter Pool Zone
Pampas Pen Zone
South America Zone
Swan Lake Zone
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Tundra Zone
Wader Shore Zone
Caribbean Flamingo Zone

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