- Magellanic Flightless Steamer Duck
name = Magellanic Flightless Steamer Duck
status = LC | status_system = IUCN3.1
image_width = 250px
phylum = Chordata
classis = Aves
genus = "
species = "T. pteneres"
binomial = "Tachyeres pteneres"
binomial_authority = (Forster, 1844)
The Magellanic Flightless Steamer Duck, "Tachyeres pteneres", is a flightless
duckfrom South America. It belongs to the steamer duck genus"Tachyeres". It is a massively built "duck" at 3.5-7 kg (7.7-15.5 lbs) and 65-78 cm (22-31 in), with the males larger than the females. [http://whozoo.org/Intro2003/JuanAlviar/JA_Steamer.htm ]
This species is locally infamous for the aggressive disposition of adult males. Incidents have allegedly occurred where a raging male was placed by a misguided collector among adults of various other
waterfowlspecies and killed all the other birds with their powerful, spurred wings.Fact|date=September 2007
* Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern
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