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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

Waterfowl Identification

Perham High School

Shawn Linder


Problem statement

Problem Statement

  • What are the key features in Identifying Minnesota Waterfowl?


Learning objectives

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

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


Duck wing

Duck Wing


K q 1 what are the important identifying features of a duck1

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.


Waterfowl identification

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


Waterfowl identification

K.Q. #3 What are

the characteristics

of Diving Ducks?


K q 4 what are the identifying features of the various puddle dabbling ducks

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


Mallard drake

Mallard Drake


Mallard hen

Mallard Hen


Mallard wing plumage

Mallard Wing Plumage


Black duck drake hen

Black Duck Drake/Hen


Black duck wing plumage

Black Duck Wing Plumage


Pintail drake

Pintail Drake


Pintail hen

Pintail Hen


Pintail wing plumage

Pintail Wing Plumage


Shoveler drake

Shoveler Drake


Shoveler hen

Shoveler Hen


Shoveler wing plumage

Shoveler Wing Plumage


Wood duck drake

Wood Duck Drake


Wood duck hen

Wood Duck Hen


Wood duck wing plumage

Wood Duck Wing Plumage


Green wing teal drake

Green Wing Teal Drake


Green wing teal hen

Green Wing Teal Hen


Green wing teal wing plumage

Green Wing Teal Wing Plumage


Blue wing teal drake

Blue Wing Teal Drake


Blue wing teal hen

Blue Wing Teal Hen


Blue wing teal wing plumage

Blue Wing Teal Wing Plumage


Cinnamon teal drake

Cinnamon Teal Drake


Gadwall drake

Gadwall Drake


Gadwall hen

Gadwall Hen


Gadwall wing plumage

Gadwall Wing Plumage


Widgeon drake

Widgeon Drake


Widgeon hen

Widgeon Hen


Widgeon wing plumage

Widgeon Wing Plumage


K q 5 what are the identifying features of the various diving ducks

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


Canvasback drake

Canvasback Drake


Canvasback hen

Canvasback Hen


Canvasback wing plumage

Canvasback Wing Plumage


Redhead drake

Redhead Drake


Redhead hen

Redhead Hen


Redhead wing plumage

Redhead Wing Plumage


Blue bill lesser scaup drake

Blue Bill (Lesser Scaup) Drake


Blue bill hen

Blue Bill Hen


Blue bill wing plumage

Blue Bill Wing Plumage


Ring bill ring necked drake

Ring Bill (Ring-Necked) Drake


Ring bill hen

Ring Bill Hen


Ring bill wing plumage

Ring Bill Wing Plumage


Buffle head drake

Buffle Head Drake


Buffle head hen

Buffle Head Hen


Buffle head wing plumage

Buffle Head Wing Plumage


Goldeneye drake

Goldeneye Drake


Goldeneye hen

Goldeneye Hen


Goldeneye wing plumage

Goldeneye Wing Plumage


Ruddy duck drake

Ruddy Duck Drake


Ruddy duck hen

Ruddy Duck Hen


Ruddy duck wing plumage

Ruddy Duck Wing Plumage


K q 5 what are the identifying features of other various waterfowl

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


Hooded merganser drake

Hooded Merganser Drake


Hooded merganser hen

Hooded Merganser Hen


Hooded merganser wing plumage

Hooded Merganser Wing Plumage


Double crested cormorant

Double Crested Cormorant


Canada goose

Canada Goose


Snow goose

Snow Goose


Blue goose blue phase of snow

Blue Goose (Blue Phase of Snow)


Tundra whistling swan

Tundra (Whistling) Swan


Trumpeter swan

Trumpeter Swan


Great blue heron

Great Blue Heron


Great egret

Great Egret


White pelican

White Pelican


American coot

American Coot


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