Family Anatidae

family anatidae anatidae - andean goose
The family Anatidae is composed of small to large-sized birds with a broad and elongated general body appearance. Ducks and geese are adapted for swimming, floating on the water surface, and in some cases diving in at least shallow water. The wings in ducks are short and pointed, and supported by strong wing muscles that generate rapid beats in flight. The legs are short, strong, are set far to the back of the body, and have a leathery feel with a scaly texture. Their feet are webbed. The bills are made of soft keratin with a thin and sensitive layer of skin on top (which has a leathery feel when touched). There are 12 genera and 24 species of ducks and geese known to occur in Peru. Photo (left) Yellow-billed Teal by ©Fernando Angulo. Photo (right) Andean Geese.
Family ANATIDAE    
Ducks and Geese Patos, Gansos, Cisnes  
Fulvous Whistling-Duck Pato-Silbón Canelo Dendrocygna bicolor
White-faced Whistling-Duck Pato-Silbón de Cara Blanca Dendrocygna viduata (V)
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Pato-Silbón de Vientre Negro Dendrocygna autumnalis
Andean Goose Cauquén Huallata Chloephaga melanoptera
Orinoco Goose Ganso del Orinoco Neochen jubata
Muscovy Duck Pato Criollo Cairina moschata
Comb Duck Pato Crestudo Sarkidiornis melanotos
Brazilian Teal Pato Brasileño Amazonetta brasiliensis
Torrent Duck Pato de los Torrentes Merganetta armata
Crested Duck Pato Crestón Lophonetta specularioides
Chiloe Wigeon Pato Overo Mareca sibilatrix (H)
Andean Teal Pato Paramuno Anas andium
Yellow-billed (Speckled) Teal Pato Barcino Anas flavirostris
Yellow-billed Pintail Pato Jergón Anas georgica
White-cheeked Pintail Pato Gargantillo Anas bahamensis
Puna Teal Pato de la Puna Spatula puna
Blue-winged Teal Pato de Ala Azul Spatula discors (NB)
Cinnamon Teal Pato Colorado Spatula cyanoptera
Red Shoveler Pato Cuchara Rojizo Spatula platalea (NB)
Northern Shoveler Pato Cuchara Norteño Spatula clypeata (V)
Southern Pochard Pato Morado Netta erythrophthalma
Rosy-billed Pochard Pato Picazo Netta peposaca (H)
Masked Duck Pato Enmascarado Nomonyx dominicus
Ruddy Duck Pato Rana Oxyura jamaicensis
peru aves -  birds ANHIMIDAE: Screamers – Camungos  CRACIDAE: Curassows & Guans
– Paujiles y Pavas
 family - anhimidae