This seems to be a very late season observation, I was only duck present.
Fotografía: Expedición BIO
Registro y observacion : Exploradores Arco Iris
B: Anas Discors ( Hembra)
C: Anas Discors (Macho)
Nombre Común: Barraquete
McMullan M., Donegan T. M. y Quevedo, A. (2010). Field Guide to the Birds of Colombia. Proaves.
Hilty S.L. et all (2009). Guía de las Aves de Colombia. SAO.
Female Common Merganser with chicks. Female had a cinnamon-colored head with crested feathers and sharply defined white throat. The body was gray with white markings. The bill was long and slender (I couldn't detect the color).
The chicks were brown with white throats and spots.
The female and her chicks were diving for food.
Pareja en zona árida del JBUNAM.
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,...