Magellanic Flightless Steamer Duck

Magellanic Flightless Steamer Duck

Taxobox
name = Magellanic Flightless Steamer Duck
status = LC | status_system = IUCN3.1



image_width = 250px
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Aves
ordo = Anseriformes
familia = Anatidae
genus = "Tachyeres"
species = "T. pteneres"
binomial = "Tachyeres pteneres"
binomial_authority = (Forster, 1844)

The Magellanic Flightless Steamer Duck, "Tachyeres pteneres", is a flightless duck from 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 waterfowl species and killed all the other birds with their powerful, spurred wings.Fact|date=September 2007

References

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


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См. также в других словарях:

  • Fuegian Steamer Duck — Conservation status Least Concern  …   Wikipedia

  • Tachyeres — Taxobox image width = 240px image caption = Falkland Flightless Steamer Duck, Tachyeres brachypterus name = Steamer Ducks regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Anseriformes familia = Anatidae genus = Tachyeres genus authority …   Wikipedia

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