Flying steamer duck

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Flying steamer duck
Flying Steamer Duck (Tachyeres patachonicus) (5).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Genus: Tachyeres
Species: T. patachonicus
Binomial name
Tachyeres patachonicus
(King, 1831)

The flying steamer duck (Tachyeres patachonicus) is a steamer duck. It is the most widespread steamer duck, resident in southern Chile and Argentina, Tierra del Fuego and the Falkland Islands. Its plumage is very similar to the other three steamer ducks. It is the only steamer duck which can fly, and the only one to occur on inland fresh waters.

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