Birds of Colombia

    ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, Swans)  
Genus: Anas (4 species, 31 worldwide)

Anas is a genus of typical 'dabbling ducks' that stay on the surface and feed mostly on plant matter that can be reached without diving.

Northern Pintail
Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)
United States  
Photograph by Alan Schmierer   Image has been placed in the Public Domain.

Andean Teal
Andean Teal (Anas andium altipetens)
Sumapaz, Colombia  
Photograph by Robert Scanlon   © All Rights Reserved.

Found at lakes in or near the paramo. Note dark brown-grey color and rufous (not blue) on wings when open. Male and female similar.
Alt. photo

White-cheeked Pintail
White-cheeked Pintail (Anas bahamensis rubrirostris)
Mej√≠a, Peru  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Yellow-billed Pintail
Yellow-billed Pintail (Anas georgica)
Buenos Aires, Argentina  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

On water.

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