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Anatinae

subfamily of birds

The Anatinae is a subfamily of the family Anatidae that including swans, geese and ducks.

Dabbling ducks
Temporal range: late Miocene to present
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Pacific black duck (Anas superciliosa)
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Anatinae

They are the dabbling ducks. They feed mainly at the surface rather than by diving. The subfamily contains only the dabbling ducks and one relative, the extinct moa-nalos, land ducks which lived on some Hawaiian islands.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Johnson, Kevin P. & Sorenson, Michael D. 1999. Phylogeny and biogeography of dabbling ducks (genus Anas): a comparison of molecular and morphological evidence. Auk 116 (3): 792–805. [1]