Anatidae

Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa

Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa

Local Name:

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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Adult Male

©Ajoy Kumar Dawn
Asansol, Paschim Bardhaman, 24/02/2015

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Bar-headed Goose Anser indicus (Latham, 1790)

Bar-headed Goose Anser indicus (Latham, 1790)

Local Name: Borihas (Bangla)

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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Adult

©Binay Kr Rungta
Jhalda, Purulia, 23/02/2014

Adult

©Somapika Seal
Nil nirjon, Birbhum, 30/12/2019

Adult

©Somapika Seal
Nil nirjon, Birbhum, 30/12/2019

Adult

©Debayan Gayen
Bakreswar Dam, Birbhum, 12/01/2020

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Bean Goose Anser fabalis Latham, 1787

Bean Goose Anser fabalis Latham, 1787

Local Name: -

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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Adult (left)

©Shuvam Biswas
Gajoldoba, Jalpaiguri, 11/02/2017

Adult Bean Goose with a Bar-headed Goose (behind)

©Partha Jha
Gajaldoba, Jalpaiguri, 16/02/2017

Left one Bean Goose, right one Ruddy Shelduck

©Jibananda Banerjee
Gajaldoba, Jalpaiguri, 21/01/2017

Adult

©Amitava Basu
Gajaldoba, Jalpaiguri, 24/12/2016

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Comb Duck/ Knob-billed Duck/African Comb Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos

Comb Duck/ Knob-billed Duck/African Comb Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos

Local Name: Nakta (Hindi & Bangla)

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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the front ones standing are comb ducks

©Debayan Gayen
Ballavpur wildlife sanctuary, Birbhum, 09/02/2019

Adult

©Sagar Adhurya
Ballavpur Wildlife Sanctuary, Birbhum, 24/02/2019

Adult

©Sagar Adhurya
Ballavpur Wildlife Sanctuary, Birbhum, 24/02/2019

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Common Merganser / Goosander Mergus merganser Linnaeus, 1758

Common Merganser / Goosander Mergus merganser Linnaeus, 1758

Local Name: Samanya Samudra Badak (Marathi)

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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Dark headed individual is male, rest are females

©Sagar Adhurya
Gajoldoba, Jalpaiguri, 25/01/2020

Dark headed individual is male, rest are females

©Sagar Adhurya
Gajoldoba, Jalpaiguri, 25/01/2020

Adult Female (left) and male

©Sagar Adhurya
Gajoldoba, Jalpaiguri, 25/01/2020

Adult Male (front), female (back)

©Prasil Biswas
Gajaldoba, Jalpaiguri, 28/12/2018

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Common Pochard Aythya ferina

Common Pochard Aythya ferina

Local Name: Lal-muri (Bangla), Lal-seer (Hindi)

IUCN threatened Category: Vulnerable [VU]


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Adult Female

©Sagar Adhurya
Farakka IBA, Malda/Maldah, 12/01/2020

Bird with black breast are male

©Sagar Adhurya
Farakka IBA, Malda/Maldah, 12/01/2020

Adult Male

©Ajoy Kumar Dawn
Asansol, Paschim Bardhaman, 11/02/2016

Adult Female

©Ajoy Kumar Dawn
Chittaranjan, Paschim Bardhaman, 15/01/2015

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Common Teal Anas crecca

Common Teal Anas crecca

Local Name: Naroib/Patari Hans/Tulsibigri (Bangla)

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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Male

©Debayan Gayen
Nilnirjon, Birbhum, 14/02/2019

Adult Male

©Sagar Adhurya
Ballavpur Wildlife Sanctuary, Birbhum, 24/02/2019

Adult Male

©Sagar Adhurya
Ballavpur Wildlife Sanctuary, Birbhum, 24/02/2019

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Cotton Teal/Cotton Pygmy Goose Nettapus coromandelianus

Cotton Teal/Cotton Pygmy Goose Nettapus coromandelianus

Local Name: বালিহাঁস (Bangla)

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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Adult Male

©Ajoy Kumar Dawn
Asansol, Paschim Bardhaman, 07/07/2016

Adult Male

©Ajoy Kumar Dawn
Asansol, Paschim Bardhaman, 07/07/2016

Flock in flight

©Sagar Adhurya
Ballavpur Wildlife Sanctuary, Birbhum, 22/04/2019

Adult Male

©Sagar Adhurya
Ballavpur Wildlife Sanctuary, Birbhum, 22/04/2019

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Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope

Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope

Local Name: Eurasiyo Sinthihans

IUCN threatened Category:


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Pair

©Ajoy Kumar Dawn
Asansol, Paschim Bardhaman, 16/02/2015

Adult Male

©Ajoy Kumar Dawn
Chittaranjan, Paschim Bardhaman, 15/01/2015

Female and Male

©Ajoy Kumar Dawn
Chittaranjan, Paschim Bardhaman, 11/02/2015

Adult Male

©Ajoy Kumar Dawn
Chittaranjan, Paschim Bardhaman, 11/02/2015

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Falcated Duck Mareca falcata

Falcated Duck Mareca falcata

Local Name:

IUCN threatened Category: Near Threatened [NT]


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Adult

©Ajoy Kumar Dawn
Asansol, Paschim Bardhaman, 03/12/2013

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Ferruginous Duck /Ferruginous Pochard Aythya nyroca

Ferruginous Duck /Ferruginous Pochard Aythya nyroca

Local Name: Lal-bigri/Bhuti Hans (Bangla)

IUCN threatened Category: Near Threatened [NT]


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Front one is Ferruginous duck male and in the background is common coot

©Debayan Gayen
Nilnirjon, Birbhum, 14/02/2019

Adult Male

©Sagar Adhurya
Ballavpur Wildlife Sanctuary, Birbhum, 24/02/2019

Adult Male

©Sagar Adhurya
Ballavpur Wildlife Sanctuary, Birbhum, 24/02/2019

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Fulvous Whistling Duck / Large Whistling Teal Dendrocygna bicolor Vieillot, 1816

Fulvous Whistling Duck / Large Whistling Teal Dendrocygna bicolor Vieillot, 1816

Local Name: Boro Sharal (Bangla); Badi Seelhi Battakh (Hindi); Moti Sisoti Batak (Gujrati);

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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Adult

©Shuvam Biswas
Santragachhi Jheel, Howrah/Haora, 13/01/2019

Adult

©Shuvam Biswas
Santragachhi Jheel, Howrah/Haora, 13/01/2019

Adult

©Samiran Jha
Boro Sagar Dighi Fish Farm, Malda, Malda/Maldah, 30/12/2011

Adult with the Lesser Whistling Ducks

©Aniruddha Roy
Santragachi Jheel, Howrah/Haora, 15/01/2019

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Gadwall Mareca strepera (Linnaeus, 1758)

Gadwall Mareca strepera (Linnaeus, 1758)

Local Name: Piyang Hans (Bangla)

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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Adult Female

©Ajoy Kumar Dawn
Asansol, Paschim Bardhaman, 24/02/2015

Adult Male

©Ajoy Kumar Dawn
Asansol, Paschim Bardhaman, 24/02/2015

Male (left) and Female

©Ajoy Kumar Dawn
Asansol, Paschim Bardhaman, 24/02/2015

Female and Male

©Sagar Adhurya
Ballavpur Wildlife Sanctuary, Birbhum, 24/02/2019

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Garganey Spatula querquedula

Garganey Spatula querquedula

Local Name: Giria Hans (Bangla)

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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©Debayan Gayen
Bakreswar Dam, Birbhum, 12/01/2020

Female

©Debayan Gayen
Nilnirjon, Birbhum, 14/02/2019

Female

©Debayan Gayen
Nilnirjon, Birbhum, 14/02/2019

Adult Female among the flock of Lesser Whistling-Duck

©Sagar Adhurya
Ballavpur Wildlife Sanctuary, Birbhum, 24/02/2019

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Greater Scaup Aythya marila Linnaeus, 1761

Greater Scaup Aythya marila Linnaeus, 1761

Local Name: বিরল ভূঁতি হাঁস (Bangla); Sakaup murghabi (Punjabi); Dariai Batak / Kabari Karchiya (Gujrati); Gijara Badak (Marathi)

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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Adult Male

©Chiranjib Dutta
Piyali Island, South 24 Paraganas, 03/03/2019

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Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons Scopoli, 1769

Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons Scopoli, 1769

Local Name: সাদা-কপাল রাজহাঁস / বড় ধলাকপাল রাজহাঁস (Bangla), Shwetbhal Hans (Gujrati)

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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Adult in flight

©Sayan Mandal
Gajoldoba, Jalpaiguri, 15/12/2018

Adult

©Sandip Das
Gajaldoba, Jalpaiguri, 18/12/2016

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Greylag Goose Anser anser (Linnaeus, 1758)

Greylag Goose Anser anser (Linnaeus, 1758)

Local Name: Mete Rajhash(Bengali), Kaj(Hindi), Kalhans(Sanskrit)

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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Adult

©Binay Kr Rungta
Jhalda, Purulia, 23/02/2014

©Debayan Gayen
Bakreswar Dam, Birbhum, 24/12/2019

Adult

©Aniruddha Sadhukhan
Met-talar Char, Purbasthali, Purba Bardhaman, 08/01/2017

Adult

©Sudipto Roy
Karjana, Purba Bardhaman, 15/02/2014

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Low frequency call

©Sagar Adhurya
Ballavpur Wildlife Sanctuary, Birbhum, 17/01/2016

Lesser Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna javanica

Lesser Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna javanica

Local Name: Pati Sorali/Soral (Bangla)

IUCN threatened Category:


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-

©Dhiman Datta
Hetampur, Birbhum, 12/08/2019

Flock

©Saikat Adhurya
Santragachi, Howrah/Haora, 14/01/2017

©Arghaya Mondal
Ambuja Wetland, Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, 11/10/2015

©Debayan Gayen
Nilnirjon, Birbhum, 14/02/2019

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Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Local Name:

IUCN threatened Category: Vulnerable [VU]


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Adult Female

©Jainy Kuriakose
Gajoldoba, Jalpaiguri, 27/02/2013

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Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Local Name: Nilsir(Bengali)

IUCN threatened Category:


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Adult Male

©Debayan Gayen
Nilnirjon, Birbhum, 06/02/2019

©Ajoy Kumar Dawn
Gunjan park, Asansol, Paschim Bardhaman, 14/01/2012

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Northern Pintail Anas acuta

Northern Pintail Anas acuta

Local Name:

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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Pintail male and female along with Ferruginous pochards and bar headed goose

©Debayan Gayen
Bakreswar Dam, Birbhum, 24/12/2019

adult male

©Chiranjib Dutta
Santragachi Jheel, Howrah/Haora, 29/01/2015

Adult Male

©Ajoy Kumar Dawn
Asansol, Paschim Bardhaman, 20/02/2015

The front ones are northern pintail males

©Debayan Gayen
Ballavpur wildlife sanctuary, Birbhum, 09/02/2019

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Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata

Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata

Local Name: Panta-mukhi/Khunte Hans (Bangla)

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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Adult male with lesser whistling ducks

©Debayan Gayen
Nilnirjon, Birbhum, 14/02/2019

Adult Male

©Ajoy Kumar Dawn
Chittaranjan, Paschim Bardhaman, 06/03/2011

Adult Male

©Ajoy Kumar Dawn
Chittaranjan, Paschim Bardhaman, 11/02/2015

Adult Female

©Ajoy Kumar Dawn
Chittaranjan, Paschim Bardhaman, 11/02/2015

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Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina

Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina

Local Name: Rangamurhi/Laljhuti Vutihans (Bangla)

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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©Somapika Seal
Nil nirjon, Birbhum, 30/12/2019

Birds with black breast are males rest are female

©Sagar Adhurya
Farakka IBA, Malda/Maldah, 12/01/2020

Males and females

©Debayan Gayen
Chupi, Purbasthali, Purba Bardhaman, 06/01/2020

Female in front and male in back

©Debayan Gayen
Chupi, Purbasthali, Purba Bardhaman, 06/01/2020

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Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea

Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea

Local Name: Chokhachokhi (Bangla)

IUCN threatened Category:


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Male (left), female (right)

©Sagar Adhurya
Durgapur Barrage, Bankura, 31/12/2019

Flight

©Satrajit Dutta
Nilnirjon, Birbhum, 29/01/2017

Adult Female

©Ajoy Kumar Dawn
Asansol, Paschim Bardhaman, 25/01/2018

©Debayan Gayen
Nilnirjon, Birbhum, 28/12/2018

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©Sagar Adhurya
Durgapur Barrage, Bankura, 03/01/2015

Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula

Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula

Local Name:

IUCN threatened Category:


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In breeeding plumage, The front one is female, the male is in the rear

©Chiranjib Dutta
Piyali Island, South 24 Paraganas, 03/03/2019

Adult Male

©Ajoy Kumar Dawn
Asansol, Paschim Bardhaman, 11/02/2016

Female

©Debayan Gayen
Nilnirjon, Birbhum, 25/02/2019

Middle one is female and the other two are males

©Debayan Gayen
Nilnirjon, Birbhum, 25/02/2019

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