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Merganetta Armata
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Torrent Duck: one species or three?

With a wide distribution on Andean rivers from Venezula to southern Chile, Torrent Duck (Merganetta armata) is generally treated as a single species comprising three to six subspecies.…

IJseend met jonge kuikens gezien op Marker Wadden (Foto: Eric Menkveld-Natuurmonumenten)
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Long-tailed Duck breeds in The Netherlands for first time

A female Long-tailed Duck was photographed with four ducklings yesterday in The…

Slimbridge flamingos foster chicks in fertility bid
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Slimbridge flamingos foster chicks in fertility bid

Three pairs of Andean flamingos at the Gloucestershire reserve were given eggs of their Chilean counterparts to nest. The Andean flamingos had been prompted to lay eggs by the hot weather but the…

Spoon-billed Sandpipers
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Spoon-billed Sandpipers

The spoon-billed sandpiper Calidris pygmaea is one of the most threatened birds on the planet. It breeds on the Chukotsk and Kamchatka peninsulas in the Russian Far East, migrates through…

Black Tailed Godwit © Martin Hierck
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Milking the cow: why Dutch dairy is becoming bird-friendly

International studies recently showed Dutch men to be the tallest in the world, standing on average at 1.84 metres – remarkably, some 20 cm taller than 150 years ago. But how did a nation once…

David Seth-Smith's 1926 shot of a pair of pink-headed ducks in captivity—one of the only known photographs of the species. ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON/BRIDGEMAN IMAGES
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In Search of the Exclusive Pink-Headed Duck

The Pink-headed Duck was always considered rare, but it has not been conclusively seen in the wild since 1949 in India and is known from Myanmar from only two specimens. Unconfirmed reports of…

White-Sholdered ibis
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White-Sholdered ibis nests discovered in Preah Vihear

Six nests of the critically endangered white-shouldered ibis have been found in the northern plains of Preah Vihear province.

According to a statement from the Wildlife Conservation…

Mar Chiquita lake harbours most of the planet's Chilean Flamingos © Pablo Rodriguez Merkel
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Argentina’s Flamingos

This year’s British Birdwatching Fair will support the creation of Argentina's largest national park, in the process providing a haven to nearly a million flamingos and shorebirds.

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