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. 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? Aperture: ƒ/7.1 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 700mm ISO: 1250 Shutter speed: 1/1600 s

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! 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.