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Welcome Anatidae

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Migration of Anatidae

‘Anatidae’ family has 46 species of Ducks, Geese and Swans within the East Asian-Australasian Flyway (EAAF). They have flat bills, webbed feet, and a buoyant body.
Males of many duck species display colourful feathers in the breeding season. Most geese are brownish. Swans are white, and their bills differ according to the species.

Most members of the Anatidae family breed in Russia and migrate southward before the freezing winter arrives. Geese and Swans are often seen migrating in family units forming a beautiful V-shape.

To find out more about Ducks, Geese and Swans, please visit our Anatidae Working Group page.

Welcome Anatidae in 2016

Here, we share Anatidae sighting news we have received from all over the the East Asian-Australasian Flyway. (Species name with the star (*) means the first record in the season)

Date where species observer
Send us your sighting to secretariat@eaaflyway.net to be recorded here!
14 March Songdo, ROK Ruddy Shelduck (453) Nam Sunjeong
10 February Songdo, ROK Common Shelduck (672) Tomoko Ichikawa, Eugene Cheah, Spike Millington

 

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