Falkland Steamer Ducks

The Falkland Steamer Ducks (Tachyeres brachypterus) are found on the Falkland Islands in the southern Atlantic Ocean – hence its common name.


The wings of the Falkland Steamer Duck’ are very short and this species is incapable of flight.

The plumage is mostly dark grey, except for the white stripe behind the eyes.

Similar Species: The Falkland Steamer Duck resembles the Flying Steamer Duck – however, since their ranges don’t overlap, confusion should not occur.

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Falkland Steamer Ducks, Tachyeres brachypterus

Falkland Steamer Ducks, Tachyeres brachypterus

Diet / Feeding

Ducks generally feed on larvae and pupae usually found under rocks, aquatic animals, plant material, seeds, small fish, snails and crabs.

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