All Types of Duck Species - Quickly Identify Wild Ducks

This page contains over 100 Types of Duck Species and is useful in quickly identifying an unknown duck. These ducks include Dabbling Ducks, Diving Ducks, Perching Ducks, Stiff-tail Ducks, Sea Ducks, Shelducks, and Whistling Ducks.

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African Black Duck

(Anas Sparsa)
Photo: Dave Key
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American Black Duck

(Anas Rubripes)
Photo: Nigel Key
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Bronze-winged Duck

(Speculanas Specularis)
Photo: Dave Key
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Falcated Duck

(Anas Falcata)
Photo: Dave Key
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Gadwall

(Anas Strepera)
Photo: Dave Key
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Garganey

(Anas Querquedula)
Photo: Dave Key
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Spot-billed Duck

(Anas Poecilorhyncha)
Photo: Dave Key
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Laysan Duck

(Anas Laysanensis)
Photo: Nigel Key
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Mallard

(Anas Platyrhynchos)
Photo: Dave Key

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Mottled Duck

(Anas Fulvigula)
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
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Pacific Black Duck

(Anas Superciliosa)
Photo: Dave Key
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Philippine Duck

(Anas Luzonica)
Photo: Dave Key
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Northern Pintail

(Anas Laysanensis)
Photo: Dave Key
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White-cheeked Pintail

(Anas Bahamensis)
Photo: Nigel Key
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Australian Shoveler

(Anas Rhynchotis)
Photo: Dave Key
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Cape Shoveler

(Anas Smithii)
photo by Neill Smith
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Northern Shoveler

(Anas Clypeata)
Photo: Dave Key
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Red Shoveler

(Anas Platalea)
Photo: Dave Key

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Brown Teal

(Anas Chlorotis)
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
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Baikal Teal

(Anas Formosa)
Photo: Nigel Key
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Blue-winged Teal

(Anas Discors)
Photo: Nigel Key
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Cape Teal

(Anas Capensis)
Photo: Dave Key
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Chestnut Teal

(Anas Castanea)
Photo: Nigel Key
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Cinnamon Teal

(Anas Cyanoptera)
Photo: Dave Key


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Grey Teal

(Anas Gracilis)
Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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Bernier's Teal

(Anas Bernieri)
Photo: Dave Key
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Red-billed Teal

(Anas Erythrorhyncha)
Photo: Dave Key
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Silver Teal

(Anas Versicolor)
Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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Hottentot Teal

(Anas Hottentota)
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
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Puna Teal

(Anas Puna)
Photo: Dave Key
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Eurasian Teal

(Anas Crecca)
Photo: Dave Key
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Green-winged Teal

(Anas Carolinensis)
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
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Sharp-winged Teal

(Anas Flavirostris Oxyptera)
Pic: Wikimedia Commons
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American Wigeon

(Anas Americana)
Photo: Dave Key
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Chiloe Wigeon

(Anas Sibilatrix)
Photo: Dave Key
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Eurasian Wigeon

(Anas Penelope)
Photo: Dave Key
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Yellow-billed Duck

(Anas Undulata)
Photo: Dave Key
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Canvasback

(Aythya Valisineria)
Photo: Dave Key
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Ferruginous Duck

(Aythya Nyroca)
Photo: Dave Key
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Hardhead

(Aythya Australis)
Photo: Dave Key

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Marbled Duck

(Marmaronetta Angustirostris)
Photo: Dave Key
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Common Pochard

(Aythya Ferina)
Photo: Nigel Key
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Red-crested Pochard

(Netta Rufina)
Photo: Dave Key
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Southern Pochard

(Netta Erythrophthalma)
Photo: Dave Key
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Baer's Pochard

(Aythya Baeri)
Photo: Dave Key
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Madagascar Pochard

(Aythya Innotata)
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
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Redhead

(Aythya Americana)
Photo: Dave Key
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Ring-necked Duck

(Aythya Collaris)
Photo: Dave Key
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Rosybill

(Vetta Peposaca)
Photo: Dave Key
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Greater Scaup

(Aythya Marila)
photo by Dave Key
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Lesser Scaup

(Aythya Affinis)
Photo: Dave Key
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New Zealand Scaup

(Aythya Novaeseelandiae)
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
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Tufted Duck

(Aythya Fuligula)
Photo: Dave Key
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American Wood Duck

(Aix Sponsa)
Photo: Dave Key
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Brazilian Duck

(Amazonetta Brasiliensis)
Photo: Dave Key
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Mandarin

(Aix Galericulata)
Photo: Dave Key
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Muscovy Duck

(Cairina Moschata)
Photo: Dave Key
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African Pygmy Goose

(Nettapus Auritus)
Photo: Dave Key


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Cotton Pygmy Goose

(Nettapus Coromandelianus)
Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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Green Pygmy Goose

(Nettapus Pulchellus)
Photo: gillian_in_brussels and Animal Photos!
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Hartlaub's Duck

(Pteronetta Hartlaubii)
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
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Ringed Teal

(Callonetta Leucophrys)
Photo: Dave Key
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Australian Wood Duck

(Chenonetta Jubata)
Photo: Dave Key
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Comb Duck

(Sarkidiornis Melanotos)
Photo: Dave Key
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Maccoa Duck

(Oxyura Maccoa)
Photo: Dave Key
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Ruddy Duck

(Oxyura Jamaicensis)
Photo: Dave Key
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White-headed Duck

(Oxyura Leucocephalia)
Photo: Dave Key
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Blue-billed Duck

(Oxyura Australis)
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
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Lake Duck

(Oxyura Vittata)
Photo: Nigel Key

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Musk Duck

(Biziura Lobata)
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
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Bufflehead

(Bucephala Albeola)
Photo: Dave Key
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Common Eider

(Somateria Mollissima)
Photo: Dave Key

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King Eider

(Somateria Spectabilis)
Photo: zaskoda and Animal Photos!

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Spectacled Eider

(Somateria Fischeri)
Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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Steller's Eider

(Polysticta Stelleri)
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
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Barrow's Goldeneye

(Bucephala Islandica)
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
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Common Goldeneye

(Bucephala Clangula)
Photo: Dave Key
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Harlequin Duck

(Histrionicus Histrionicus)
photo by Neill Smith
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Long-tailed Duck

(Clangula Hyemalis)
photo by Neill Smith

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Brazilian Merganser

(Mergus Octosetaceus)
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
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Common Merganser

(Mergus Merganser)
Photo: Nigel Key
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Hooded Merganser

(Lophodytes Cucullatus)
Photo: Dave Key
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Red-breasted Merganser

(Mergus Serrator)
photo by Neill Smith
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Scaly-sided Merganser

(Mergus Squamatus)
photo by Neill Smith

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Black Scoter

(Melanitta Americana)
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
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Common Scoter

(Melanitta Nigra)
photo by Neill Smith

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Surf Scoter

(Melanitta Perspicillata)
Photo: mikebaird and Animal Photos!
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Velvet Scoter

(Melanitta Fusca)
photo by Neill Smith

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White-winged Scoter

(Melanitta Deglandi)
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
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Smew

(Mergellus Albellus)
Photo: Dave Key
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Australian Shelduck

(Tadorna Tadornoides)
Photo: Dave Key
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Common Shelduck

(Tadorna Tadorna)
Photo: Dave Key

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Paradise Shelduck

(Tadorna Variegata)
Photo: digitaltrails & Animal Photos!
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Radjah Shelduck

(Tadorna Radjah)
Photo: Dave Key
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Ruddy Shelduck

(Tadorna Ferruginea)
Photo: Dave Key
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South African Shelduck

(Tadorna Cana)
Photo: Dave Key

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Black-bellied
Whistling Duck

(Dendrocygna Autumnalis)
Photo: Dave Key


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Fulvous Whistling Duck

(Dendrocygna Bicolor)
Photo: 7326810@N08 & Animal Photos!

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Lesser Whistling Duck

(Dendrocygna Javanica)
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
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(Dendrocygna Eytoni)
Photo: Dave Key


Click to enlarge Wandering Whistling Duck
(Dendrocygna Arcuata)
Photo: Dave Key

Click to enlarge West Indian Whistling Duck
(Dendrocygna Arborea)
Photo: Dave Key

Click to enlarge White-faced Whistling Duck
(Dendrocygna Viduata)
Photo: Dave Key
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(Tachyeres Brachypterus)
Wikimedia Commons

Click to enlarge Torrent Duck
(Merganetta Armata)
Image: Wikimedia Commons

Click to enlarge Pink-eared Duck
(Malacorhynchus Membranaceus)
Wikimedia Commons

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(Lophonetta Specularioides Specularioides)
Photo: Dave Key
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(Stictonetta Naevosa)
Photo: Nigel Key
Click to enlarge White-backed Duck
(Thalassornis Leuconotus)
Photo: Dave Key
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(Heteronetta Atricapilla)
Photo: Dave Key
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(Nomonyx Dominicus)
Wikimedia Commons


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