Perching Ducks (Cairininae)

The Perching Ducks (“Cairininae” or “Cairinini”) were named for their common behavior of frequently perching high in trees.

Wood or Carolina Duck (Aix sponsa) - Male

Spur-winged Goose


Relevant Resources

Brazilian Duck or Brazilian Teal (Amazonetta brasiliensis)

Blue Duck (Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos)

Diet / Feeding:

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


Torrent Ducks - First Female, Second Male
Hartlaub's Duck
Cotton Pygmy-goose or Cotton Teal
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