Flying Steamer Duck

Flying Steamer Duck

name = Flying Steamer Duck
status = LC | status_system = IUCN3.1
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Aves
ordo = Anseriformes
familia = Anatidae
genus = "Tachyeres"
species = "T. patachonicus"
binomial = "Tachyeres patachonicus"
binomial_authority = (King, 1831)

The Flying Steamer Duck, "Tachyeres patachonicus", is a steamer duck. It is the most widespread steamer duck, resident in southern Chile and Argentina, Tierra del Fuego and the Falkland Islands. Its plumage is very similar to the other three steamer ducks. It is the only steamer duck which can fly, and the only one to occur on inland fresh waters.


* Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern

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