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Waterfowl Identification. Perham High School Shawn Linder. Problem Statement. What are the key features in Identifying Minnesota Waterfowl?. Learning Objectives. 1. Describe the process in identifying Minnesota waterfowl. 2. Identify the various species of Minnesota waterfowl.

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Waterfowl Identification

Perham High School

Shawn Linder


Problem Statement

  • What are the key features in Identifying Minnesota Waterfowl?


Learning Objectives

  • 1. Describe the process in identifying Minnesota waterfowl.

  • 2. Identify the various species of Minnesota waterfowl.

  • 3. Compare the differences of Puddle and Diving ducks.

  • 4. Identifying other waterfowl not previously categorized.


K.Q. #1: What are the important identifying features of a duck?


Duck Wing


K.Q. #1: What are the important identifying features of a duck?

  • Crown, Cheek, Bill, and Neck especially for the Drakes.

  • Speculum for both sexes

  • At times, wings, and tertiary (lower) coverts.


  • K.Q. #2 What are the characteristics of a puddle duck?


K.Q. #3 What are

the characteristics

of Diving Ducks?


K.Q. #4 What are the identifying features of the various puddle (dabbling) ducks?


Mallard Drake


Mallard Hen


Mallard Wing Plumage


Black Duck Drake/Hen


Black Duck Wing Plumage


Pintail Drake


Pintail Hen


Pintail Wing Plumage


Shoveler Drake


Shoveler Hen


Shoveler Wing Plumage


Wood Duck Drake


Wood Duck Hen


Wood Duck Wing Plumage


Green Wing Teal Drake


Green Wing Teal Hen


Green Wing Teal Wing Plumage


Blue Wing Teal Drake


Blue Wing Teal Hen


Blue Wing Teal Wing Plumage


Cinnamon Teal Drake


Gadwall Drake


Gadwall Hen


Gadwall Wing Plumage


Widgeon Drake


Widgeon Hen


Widgeon Wing Plumage


K.Q. #5 What are the identifying features of the various diving ducks?


Canvasback Drake


Canvasback Hen


Canvasback Wing Plumage


Redhead Drake


Redhead Hen


Redhead Wing Plumage


Blue Bill (Lesser Scaup) Drake


Blue Bill Hen


Blue Bill Wing Plumage


Ring Bill (Ring-Necked) Drake


Ring Bill Hen


Ring Bill Wing Plumage


Buffle Head Drake


Buffle Head Hen


Buffle Head Wing Plumage


Goldeneye Drake


Goldeneye Hen


Goldeneye Wing Plumage


Ruddy Duck Drake


Ruddy Duck Hen


Ruddy Duck Wing Plumage


K.Q. #5 What are the identifying features of other various waterfowl?


Hooded Merganser Drake


Hooded Merganser Hen


Hooded Merganser Wing Plumage


Double Crested Cormorant


Canada Goose


Snow Goose


Blue Goose (Blue Phase of Snow)


Tundra (Whistling) Swan


Trumpeter Swan


Great Blue Heron


Great Egret


White Pelican


American Coot


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