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Flying Steamer-Duck Tachyeres patachonicus



Fulton, T.L., B. Letts, and B. Shapiro. 2012. Multiple losses of flight and recent speciation in steamer ducks. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279: 2339-2346.

Liljesthröm, M., L. Fasola, A. Valenzuela, A. Raya Rey, and A. Schiavini. 2014. Nest predators of Flightless Steamer-Ducks (Tachyeres pteneres) and Flying Steamer-Ducks (Tachyeres patachonicus). Waterbirds 37: 210-214.

Recommended Citation

Flying Steamer-Duck (Tachyeres patachonicus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: