Began to nest, but something disturbed it and it did not return. Eggs were found away from the nest.
I'd like to say I saw this bird out in some remote part of the country but I didn't. I manfully snuck up on it in the Te Wao o Nui exhibit where it happily nibbled my fingers and allowed me to take some photos.
But hey people load up caged birds on this website routinely so I thought I'd join the throng.
1 seen at Old Orchard Park in Diboll TX; I assume it was domesticated.
The Anatidae are the biological family of birds that includes ducks, geese and swans. The family has a cosmopolitan distribution, occurring on all the world's continents except Antarctica and on most of the world's islands and island groups. These are birds that are adapted through evolution for swimming, floating on the water surface, and in some cases diving in at least shallow water. (The Magpie Goose is no longer considered to be part of the Anatidae,...