Family: Anatidae

Animalia > Chordata > Vertebrata > Aves > Anseriformes > Anatidae

Scientific Name: Anas acuta Linnaeus, 1758
Common Name: Northern Pintail
Scientific Name: Anas acuta Linnaeus, 1758
Common Name: Northern Pintail

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Male

©Rikhi Bandyopadhyay
Santragachi, Howrah/Haora, 15/01/2017

Adult male right side and Red-crested pochard male left side

©DR.MRIGANKA BHANGAR
Purbasthali, Purba Bardhaman, 27/12/2013

Adult Male

©Dr. SANTANU DEBNATH
Purbasthali, West Bengal, Purba Bardhaman, 22/12/2019

adult male

©Shuvendu Das
Santragachi Jheel, Howrah/Haora, 15/01/2012

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Scientific Name: Anas crecca Linnaeus, 1758
Common Name: Common Teal
Scientific Name: Anas crecca Linnaeus, 1758
Common Name: Common Teal

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Adult Male (left) and Adult Female (right)

©Subhajit Roy
Bolpur, Birbhum, 03/02/2021

Male

©Arabinda Pal
Ghatal, Paschim Medinipur/West Midnapore, 20/02/2019

Adult male

©Arabinda Pal
Ghatal, Paschim Medinipur/West Midnapore, 16/03/2019

Male

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

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Adult Male & Female

©Kaustav Khan
Gajoldoba, Jalpaiguri,West Bengal, India, Jalpaiguri, 22/02/2020

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Scientific Name: Anas platyrhynchos
Common Name: Mallard
Scientific Name: Anas platyrhynchos
Common Name: Mallard

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Adult Male

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

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

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Scientific Name: Anas poecilorhyncha J.R. Forster, 1781
Common Name: Indian Spot-billed Duck
Scientific Name: Anas poecilorhyncha J.R. Forster, 1781
Common Name: Indian Spot-billed Duck

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Adult Male

©Nilanjan Paty
Ganges Riverbed, Malda/Maldah, 30/03/2018

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Scientific Name: Anas zonorhyncha Swinhoe, 1866
Common Name: Chinese Spot-billed Duck / Eastern Spot-billed Duck
Scientific Name: Anas zonorhyncha Swinhoe, 1866
Common Name: Chinese Spot-billed Duck / Eastern Spot-billed Duck

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Adult

©Ayan Banerjee
Gajoldoba, Jalpaiguri, 10/02/2015

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Scientific Name: Anser albifrons Scopoli, 1769
Common Name: Greater White-fronted Goose
Scientific Name: Anser albifrons Scopoli, 1769
Common Name: Greater White-fronted Goose

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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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Scientific Name: Anser anser (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Name: Greylag Goose
Scientific Name: Anser anser (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Name: Greylag Goose

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Adult

©Shuvendu Das
Bolpur-Santiniketan, Ballavpur Wildlife Sanctuary, Kopai Riversi, Birbhum, 16/02/2014

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

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Low frequency call

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

Scientific Name: Anser fabalis Latham, 1787
Common Name: Bean Goose
Scientific Name: Anser fabalis Latham, 1787
Common Name: Bean Goose

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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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Scientific Name: Anser indicus (Latham, 1790)
Common Name: Bar-headed Goose
Scientific Name: Anser indicus (Latham, 1790)
Common Name: Bar-headed Goose

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Adult

©Sannidhya De
Henry's Island, South 24 Parganas, 12/12/2020

Adult

©Saikat Adhurya
Nil nirjon , Birbhum, 29/11/2020

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©Somapika Seal
Nil nirjon, Birbhum, 30/12/2018

Adult

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

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Scientific Name: Aythya ferina
Common Name: Common Pochard
Scientific Name: Aythya ferina
Common Name: Common Pochard

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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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Scientific Name: Aythya fuligula
Common Name: Tufted Duck
Scientific Name: Aythya fuligula
Common Name: Tufted Duck

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Adult female

©dr partha sarathi mondal
Piyali island, South 24 Parganas, 18/02/2017

Adult male

©dr partha sarathi mondal
Piyali island, South 24 Parganas, 18/02/2017

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

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

Adult Male

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

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Scientific Name: Aythya marila Linnaeus, 1761
Common Name: Greater Scaup
Scientific Name: Aythya marila Linnaeus, 1761
Common Name: Greater Scaup

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Adult Male

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

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Scientific Name: Aythya nyroca
Common Name: Ferruginous Duck /Ferruginous Pochard
Scientific Name: Aythya nyroca
Common Name: Ferruginous Duck /Ferruginous Pochard

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Adult Male

©Subhajit Roy
Bolpur, Birbhum, 06/02/2021

Adult

©DR.MRIGANKA BHANGAR
Purbasthali, Purba Bardhaman, 27/12/2013

Adult male

©dr partha sarathi mondal
Gajoldoba wetland, Jalpaiguri, 21/11/2015

Adult

©Shuvendu Das
Bolpur-Santiniketan, Ballavpur Wildlife Sanctuary, Kopai Riversi, Birbhum, 16/02/2014

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Scientific Name: Bucephala clangula (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Name: Common Goldeneye
Scientific Name: Bucephala clangula (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Name: Common Goldeneye

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Adult Female

©Souvik Roychoudhury
Gajoldoba, Jalpaiguri, 16/02/2019

Adult Female

©Rejaul Karim
Gajoldoba, Jalpaiguri, 22/02/2020

Female

©Dhrubojyoti Sen
Gajoldoba, Jalpaiguri, 23/02/2020

Adult Female

©Atanu Modak
Gajoldoba, Jalpaiguri, 11/02/2018

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Scientific Name: Clangula hyemalis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Name: Long-tailed Duck
Scientific Name: Clangula hyemalis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Name: Long-tailed Duck

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Female

©Santanu Manna
Gajoldoba, Jalpaiguri, 02/03/2013

Adult Female

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

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Scientific Name: Dendrocygna bicolor Vieillot, 1816
Common Name: Fulvous Whistling Duck / Large Whistling Teal
Scientific Name: Dendrocygna bicolor Vieillot, 1816
Common Name: Fulvous Whistling Duck / Large Whistling Teal

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Adult

©Subhajit Roy
Bolpur, Birbhum, 06/02/2021

Adult

©Subhajit Roy
Bolpur, Birbhum, 06/02/2021

Adult

©Shuvendu Das
Bolpur-Santiniketan, Ballavpur Wildlife Sanctuary, Kopai Riversi, Birbhum, 30/11/2014

Adult

©Soumya Aon
Santragachi, Howrah/Haora, 12/01/2019

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Scientific Name: Dendrocygna javanica (Horsfield, 1821)
Common Name: Lesser Whistling-Duck / Lesser Whistling Teal / Tree Duck
Scientific Name: Dendrocygna javanica (Horsfield, 1821)
Common Name: Lesser Whistling-Duck / Lesser Whistling Teal / Tree Duck

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Adult

©Soumitra Giri
Dhobadhobin Reservoir, Jhargram, 07/04/2021

Adult

©Ritika Datta
Kolkata, Kolkata, 25/12/2020

Flock

©Subhajit Roy
Baruipur, South 24 Parganas, 06/02/2021

Flock in flight

©DR.MRIGANKA BHANGAR
Baladbandh, Haripal, Hugli/Hooghly, 24/01/2021

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Scientific Name: Mareca falcata
Common Name: Falcated Duck
Scientific Name: Mareca falcata
Common Name: Falcated Duck

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Adult

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

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Scientific Name: Mareca penelope (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Name: Eurasian Wigeon
Scientific Name: Mareca penelope (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Name: Eurasian Wigeon

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Adult male

©dr partha sarathi mondal
Piyali island, South 24 Parganas, 18/01/2017

Adult

©Shuvendu Das
Purbasthali Bird Sanctuary, Purba Bardhaman, 14/12/2012

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©Somapika Seal
Chittaranjan, Paschim Bardhaman, 17/02/2019

Male(front), Female(back)

©Saikat Adhurya
Tilpara Barrage, Birbhum, 26/12/2017

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Scientific Name: Mareca strepera (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Name: Gadwall
Scientific Name: Mareca strepera (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Name: Gadwall

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Adult female + male

©Surajit Bhadra Roy
Naihati, North 24 Parganas, 12/01/2015

Adult

©DR.MRIGANKA BHANGAR
Purbasthali, Purba Bardhaman, 27/12/2013

adult male

©dr partha sarathi mondal
Nalban bheri area, Kolkata, 10/12/2013

Adult Female

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

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Scientific Name: Mergellus albellus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Name: Smew
Scientific Name: Mergellus albellus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Name: Smew

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Non-breeding / Female

©Atanu Modak
Gajoldoba, Jalpaiguri, 11/02/2018

Non-breeding / Female

©Arka Sarkar
Gajoldoba, Jalpaiguri, 27/01/2011

Non-breeding / Female

©Suman Bhattacharjee
Gajoldoba, Jalpaiguri, 22/11/2019

Non-breeding / Adult

©Sujoy Roy
Gajoldoba, Jalpaiguri, 13/01/2020

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Scientific Name: Mergus merganser Linnaeus, 1758
Common Name: Common Merganser / Goosander
Scientific Name: Mergus merganser Linnaeus, 1758
Common Name: Common Merganser / Goosander

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Adult Female

©Soumyadeep Chatterjee
Gajoldoba, Jalpaiguri, 23/02/2019

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

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Male & Female.

©Kaustav Khan
Gajoldoba, Jalpaiguri,West Bengal, India, Jalpaiguri, 15/02/2020

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Scientific Name: Mergus serrator Linnaeus, 1758
Common Name: Red-breasted Merganser
Scientific Name: Mergus serrator Linnaeus, 1758
Common Name: Red-breasted Merganser

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©Subhajit Chaudhuri
Gajoldoba, Jalpaiguri, 07/01/2017

©Santanu Manna
Gajoldoba, Jalpaiguri, 28/12/2016

©Mousumi Dutta
Gajoldoba, Jalpaiguri, 25/12/2016

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

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Scientific Name: Netta rufina
Common Name: Red-crested Pochard
Scientific Name: Netta rufina
Common Name: Red-crested Pochard

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Adult Male and Female

©Dr Dhiraj K Biswas
Lalbandh, bishnupur, Bankura, 01/12/2020

Adult Male left side and Female right side

©DR.MRIGANKA BHANGAR
Purbasthali, Purba Bardhaman, 27/12/2013

Adult female

©dr partha sarathi mondal
Ahiron wetland, Murshidabad, 21/11/2013

Adult male

©dr partha sarathi mondal
Ahiron wetland, Murshidabad, 21/12/2013

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Scientific Name: Nettapus coromandelianus
Common Name: Cotton Teal/Cotton Pygmy Goose
Scientific Name: Nettapus coromandelianus
Common Name: Cotton Teal/Cotton Pygmy Goose

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Adult Male

©Debdeep Pramanik
Shyamkhola, South 24 Parganas, 05/04/2019

Adult Male

©DR.MRIGANKA BHANGAR
Bortir Bill , North 24 Parganas, 23/07/2017

Adult male in flight

©DR.MRIGANKA BHANGAR
Bortir Bill , North 24 Parganas, 07/06/2020

Female

©Ruben Mondal
Ukhra, Paschim Bardhaman, 05/07/2020

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Scientific Name: Sarkidiornis melanotos
Common Name: Comb Duck/ Knob-billed Duck/African Comb Duck
Scientific Name: Sarkidiornis melanotos
Common Name: Comb Duck/ Knob-billed Duck/African Comb Duck

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Adult

©Surajit Bhadra Roy
Kuliya beel, Kalyani, Nadia, 30/12/2015

Adult Female

©Sumit Majumdar
Bidyabati Canal, Hugli/Hooghly, 19/10/2015

Non-breeding Male

©Sourav Sanki
Malipukur, Hugli/Hooghly, 11/01/2014

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©Santanu Sarkar
Sagardighi, Malda/Maldah, 19/03/2017

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Scientific Name: Sibirionetta formosa
Common Name: Baikal Teal
Scientific Name: Sibirionetta formosa
Common Name: Baikal Teal

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Adult Male

©Shreyo Sengupta
Ballavpur Wildlife Sanctuary, Birbhum, 12/01/2016

Adult male

©dr partha sarathi mondal
asansol, Paschim Bardhaman, 07/03/2015

Adult Male

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

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Scientific Name: Spatula clypeata
Common Name: Northern Shoveler
Scientific Name: Spatula clypeata
Common Name: Northern Shoveler

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Adult Female

©Dr Dhiraj K Biswas
Bishnupur, Bankura, 05/11/2020

Adult male

©dr partha sarathi mondal
Piyali island, South 24 Parganas, 18/02/2017

Adult male with lesser whistling ducks

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

Adult Male

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

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Adult Male & Female

©Kaustav Khan
Piyali Island, Sunderbans, West Bengal, , North 24 Parganas, 08/02/2020

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Scientific Name: Spatula querquedula
Common Name: Garganey
Scientific Name: Spatula querquedula
Common Name: Garganey

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adult pair

©Shuvendu Das
Santragachi Jheel, Howrah/Haora, 15/01/2012

Adult Female

©Arabinda Pal
Ghatal, Paschim Medinipur/West Midnapore, 20/02/2019

Mixed Flock

©Arabinda Pal
Ghatal, Paschim Medinipur/West Midnapore, 26/02/2019

Adult male

©Arabinda Pal
Ghatal, Paschim Medinipur/West Midnapore, 16/03/2019

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Scientific Name: Tadorna ferruginea
Common Name: Ruddy Shelduck
Scientific Name: Tadorna ferruginea
Common Name: Ruddy Shelduck

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Flock

©Subhajit Roy
Patuli Ghat, Purba Bardhaman, 11/01/2021

Adult Male

©Subhajit Roy
Patuli Ghat, Purba Bardhaman, 11/01/2021

Adult Female

©DR.MRIGANKA BHANGAR
Bortir Bill , North 24 Parganas, 22/11/2020

Adult male and female

©dr partha sarathi mondal
Gajoldoba wetland, Jalpaiguri, 02/01/2016

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

Scientific Name: Tadorna tadorna (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Name: Common Shelduck
Scientific Name: Tadorna tadorna (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Name: Common Shelduck

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The flock

©Surajit Bhadra Roy
Frezerganj, South 24 Parganas, 14/01/2018

Adult Male

©Sandeep Chakraborty
Gajoldoba, Jalpaiguri, 15/03/2020

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