- Falkland Flightless Steamer Duck
name = Falkland Flightless Steamer Duck
image_width = 240px
image_caption = Female
status = LC | status_system = IUCN3.1
phylum = Chordata
classis = Aves
genus = "
species = "T. brachypterus"
binomial = "Tachyeres brachypterus"
binomial_authority = (Latham,
The Falkland Steamerduck, "Tachyeres brachypterus", is a
ducknative to the Falkland Islandsin the southern Atlantic Ocean. It is one of only two bird speciesto be endemic to the Falkland Islands ("Islas Malvinas" in Spanish), the other being Cobb's Wren.
The Falkland Steamerduck's
wings are very short (hence the scientific name: "brachy" = "short", and "pteron" = "wing"), and it is incapable of flight. The plumageof the Falkland Steamerduck is mostly dark grey, but with a white stripe behind the eye. It is very difficult to distinguish from the Flying Steamer Duckin the field since they occupy the same habitat and, although the Flying Steamer Duck can fly, it rarely does.
* Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern
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