Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Geese and Ducks 鹅和鸭

Canadian Geese (Branta canadensis) and Mallard Ducks (Anas platyrhynchos) are part of the habitat around Bay Area, CA, USA.

Canadian Geese: a wild goose belonging to the genus Branta, which is native to arctic and temperate regions of North America, having a black head and neck, white patches on the face, and a brownish-gray body. It is often called the Canadian Goose, but that name is not the ornithological standard, or the most common name.

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Canadian Geese 加拿大鹅:

Canadian Goose Gosling

Canadian Geese Family

I'm guessing this is a kind of geese because of it's bill shape. If anyone know what this is, please tell me!
Update 9-7-2012: After years, I figured out the name. It's the Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata)

The Mallard, or Wild duck (Anas platyrhynchos), probably the best-known and most recognizable of all ducks, is a dabbling duck which breeds throughout the temperate and sub-tropical America, Europe, Asia, New Zealand (where it is currently the most common duck species), and Australia.

Mallard Ducks 绿头鸭:

I'm guessing this white duck is also a mallard duck. Not sure. If I'm wrong, please correct me.

Pictures on today's pose was taken a Fremont Central Park located in Fremont, California, USA.
今天的照片是在 Fremont Central 公园拍的。这个公园是在 Fremont,加州,美国。

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All animal descriptions in this post was taken from Wikipedia.
Canadian Goose
Mallard Duck