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Group: 
Birds

The familiar shape of the duck is quite distinctive, but there are lots of species!

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Sites List Records List Recent Records Guidance Notes

For more information about a species click/tap its photograph:

Shelduck

Tadorna tadorna

Wigeon

Anas penelope

Gadwall

Anas strepera

Mallard

Anas platyrhynchos

Pintail

Anas acuta

Shoveler

Anas clypeata

Teal

Anas crecca

Garganey

Anas querquedula

Pochard

Aythya ferina

Scaup

Aythya marila

Tufted Duck

Aythya fuligula

Eider

Somateria mollissima

Long-tailed Duck

Clangula hyemalis

Surf Scoter

Melanitta perspicillata

Common Scoter

Melanitta nigra

Velvet Scoter

Melanitta fusca

Goldeneye

Bucephala clangula

Smew

Mergus albellus

Red-breasted Merganser

Mergus serrator

Goosander

Mergus merganser

These much rarer species have also been recorded in Dorset:

Click/tap the species common name if you want to see more information.

Species Common Name Scientific Name Status
Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata

There are no nature notes for this species


 

Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensisr

There are no nature notes for this species


 

 

Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis

There are no nature notes for this species


 

 

Ringed-neck Duck Aythya collaris

There are no nature notes for this species


 

Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus

 


There are no nature notes for this species


 

 

Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina

 

 


There are no nature notes for this species


 

Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea

There are no nature notes for this species