Archive for 'Anatidae'

Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata)

A boat on the Cristalilno river is an excellent way to see life in the reserve, and as in Pantanal there are muscovy ducks also here in the Cristalino Reserve. It sounds like this: Aperture: ƒ/8 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 500mm ISO: 12800 Shutter speed: 1/1600 s

Black-bellied Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis)

I saw quite a few of these ducks on the riverbanks of Fazenda San Fransico’s river. They were more nervous than other bird species I encountered, and took off much sooner on approach. Perhaps they are still extensively hunted? It sounds like this: Aperture: ƒ/7.1 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 700mm ISO: 1250 Shutter speed: […]

Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata)

A large and common bird throughout the Pantanal. It’s incredible how nature has come up with the red protrusions above the eyes – nature’s henna paint! It sounds like this: Aperture: ƒ/10 Camera: NIKON D3S Focal length: 210mm ISO: 1250 Shutter speed: 1/500 s

Orinoco Goose (Neochen jubata)

It’s a relief to see many fledglings of a species that is under pressure from human activity, and they are most likely present in all the rivers in low-land Madidi. It sounds like this: