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Anatidae family - Order: Anseriformes

Kingdom: Animalia       Phylum: Chordata        Class: Aves (Birds)        Order: Anseriformes       Family: Anatidae

Anatidae are medium to large birds, typical water fowls with webbed feet including ducks, geese and swans. Bill lamellate in many species. Their feathers are excellent at shedding water due to special oils. Duck, eider and goose feathers and down have been popular for bedspreads, pillows, sleeping bags and coats. The members of this family have also been used for food. 148 species (Sibley-Monroe); 3 extinct, 46 genera, subfamilies and tribes defined in part on behavior. There is disagreement between experts on the number of subfamilies; some divide Anatidae in 6 and some in nine; Anatinae, Merginae, Anserinae, Dendrocygninae, Thalassorninae, Stictonettinae, Plectropterinae, Tadorninae, Oxyurinae.

Sub-family: Anatinae

Mandarin Duck  Aix galericulata - vagrant
Northern Pintail  Anas acuta - widespread winter visitor
Northern Shoveler  Anas clypeata - widespread winter visitor
Common Teal  Anas crecca - widespread winter visitor
Falcated Duck  Anas falcata - sparse winter visitor
Baikal Teal  Anas formosa - vagrant
Sunda Teal  Anas gibberifrons - local resident
Eurasian Wigeon  Anas penelope - widespread winter visitor
Mallard Anas  platyrhynchos - widespread winter visitor & local resident
Spot-billed Duck  Anas poecilorhyncha - widespread resident
Garganey  Anas querquedula - widespread winter visitor
Gadwall  Anas strepera - widespread winter visitor
Baer's Pochard  Aythya baeri - sparse winter visitor
Common Pochard  Aythya ferina - widespread winter visitor
Tufted Duck  Aythya fuligula - widespread winter visitor
Greater Scaup  Aythya marila - sparse winter visitor
Ferruginous Pochard  Aythya nyroca - widespread winter visitor & local resident
Common Goldeneye  Bucephala clangula - sparse winter visitor
White-winged Duck  Cairina scutulata - local resident
Long-tailed Duck  Clangula hyemalis - vagrant
Marbled Teal  Marmaronetta angustirostris - sparse winter visitor
Smew  Mergellus albellus - sparse winter visitor
Common Merganser  Mergus merganser - widespread winter visitor & local resident
Red-breasted Merganser  Mergus serrator - vagrant
Red-crested Pochard  Netta rufina - widespread winter visitor
Pink-headed Duck  Rhodonessa caryophyllacea - local resident, now extinct

Sub-family: Anserinae

Greater White-fronted Goose  Anser albifrons - sparse winter visitor
Greylag Goose  Anser anser - widespread winter visitor
Snow Goose  Anser caerulescens - vagrant
Lesser White-fronted Goose  Anser erythropus - vagrant
Bean Goose  Anser fabalis - vagrant
Bar-headed Goose  Anser indicus - widespread winter visitor & local resident
Comb Duck  Sarkidiornis melanotos - widespread resident
Red-breasted Goose  Branta ruficollis - vagrant
Cotton Pygmy-Goose  Nettapus coromandelianus - widespread resident

Sub-family: Tadorninae

Ruddy Shelduck  Tadorna ferruginea - widespread winter visitor & local resident
Common Shelduck  Tadorna tadorna - widespread winter visitor

Sub-family: Cygninae

Tundra Swan  Cygnus columbianus - vagrant
Whooper Swan  Cygnus cygnus - vagrant
Mute Swan  Cygnus olor - vagrant

Sub-family: Oxyurinae

White-headed Duck  Oxyura leucocephala - sparse winter visitor

Dendrocygnidae (whistling ducks)

Anseriformes Apodiformes Bucerotiformes Caprimulgiformes Charadriiformes Ciconiiformes Columbiformes Coraciiformes Cuculiformes
Falconiformes Galliformes Gaviiformes Gruiformes Passeriformes Pelecaniformes Phoenicopteriformes Piciformes Podicipediformes
Procellariiformes Psittaciformes Pteroclidiformes  Strigiformes  Trogoniformes Turniciformes Upupiformes

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