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Photographs: Asia Zone - WWT Slimbridge (September 2012) ©Nigel Key
Asia Zone (WWT Slimbridge)
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The following wildfowl, amongst others, can be found in the Asia Zone at WWT Slimbridge, click image for information: -
Baer's Pochard (WWT Slimbridge April 2011) - pic by Nigel Key
Baer's Pochard
The Baers Pochard is a diving duck and is a close relative of the Ferruginous Duck.
Bar-Headed Goose (WWT Slimbridge May 2017) - pic by Nigel Key
Bar-Headed Goose
The Bar Headed Goose flies extremely high and is able to navigate the Himalayas during migration.
Falcated Duck (WWT Slimbridge April 2015) - pic by Nigel Key
Falcated Duck
Named for the sickle-shaped, black and white inner wing feathers of the male said to resemble a falcons beak. Hunted in China for these feathers and also as food.
Philippine Duck (WWT Slimbridge April 2015) - pic by Nigel Key
Philippine Duck
Uses a variety of wetlands, including wallows made by Water Buffalo. Its existance is threatened by destruction of its habitat, use of pesticides and over hunting.
Red-Crested Pochard (WWT Slimbridge March 2014) - pic by Nigel Key
Red-Crested Pochard
The only wildfowl where the male presents food to the female during courtship. The males make a sneeze-like sound during courtship.
Ruddy Shelduck (WWT Slimbridge November 2013) - pic by Nigel Key
Ruddy Shelduck
Sacred in India where their saffron plumage is reminiscent of a holy man's robe. They live more inland than most shelducks and up to altitudes of 5000m in mountains.
Spot-Billed Duck (WWT Slimbridge March 2014) - pic by Nigel Key
Spot-Billed Duck
Breeds in inland marshes but winters on the coast. Has a World population of a million birds.
White-Headed Duck (WWT Slimbridge May 2014) - pic by Nigel Key
White-Headed Duck
Due to 50% destruction of its breeding habitat, hunting, lead poisoning and hybridisation with the introduced Ruddy Duck, its survival is threatened.
White-Winged Duck (WWT Slimbridge May 2015) - pic by Nigel Key
White-Winged Duck
The White-Winged Duck is one of the largest and heaviest species of duck only surpassed by the steamer ducks.
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WWT Slimbridge is divided into various Zones and places of interest. The links below contain information on wildfowl that can be found in each Zone: -
Andean Flamingo Zone
Asia Zone
Australia Zone
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Flamingo Lagoon
Geese Of The World
Lesser Flamingo Zone
North America Zone
Otter Pool Zone
Pampas Pen Zone
South America Zone
Swan Lake Zone
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Tundra Zone
Wader Shore Zone
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