Juvenile Magellanic Steamerducks swimming

Juvenile Magellanic Steamerducks swimming
Species: Magellanic Steamerduck   Tachyeres pteneres
Author: Bob Humphries and Sally Robinson
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Added to IBC: 16 Mar 2019 - 02:32
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Magellanic Steamerducks (Tachyeres pteneres) are flightless, and are found on rocky coasts from south central Chile to Tierra del Fuego.  Steamerducks are mainly carnivorous, taking molluscs, small crustaceans and some fish.  Adult male and female Magellanic Steamerducks have orange bills, while juvenile birds have dull greenish bills and a pale narrow eye ring.


Bob Humphries and Sally Robinson, IBC1570447. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1570447.

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Bob Humphries and Sally Robinson, IBC1570447. Video of Magellanic Steamerduck Tachyeres pteneres at Río Verde, Chile. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1570447.

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