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Anas bahamensis bahamensis
Photo © by Gallus
Tobago, March 2005
Anas bahamensis


Anas bahamensis galapagensis
Photo © by Peter Day
Galapagos Islands, July 2009

Adult Male:

  • Dark brown cap and hindneck
  • White cheek and throat
  • Steely-grey bill
    • Bright red triangle surrounded by black on the side at bill base
  • Body feathers mostly dark brown with broad, buffy edges
  • Green speculum bordered by buff

Adult Female: Slightly duller


Caribbean, South America and the Galápagos Islands.



Three subspecies have what seem to be disjoint distributions[1]:


Wetlands, swamps, and ponds including both freshwater and hypersaline.



The diet includes aquatic plants and small creatures obtained by dabbling.


It nests on the ground under vegetation and near water.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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