Swan, Geese, and Duck Photos

Anatidae Family

About 40 species of Swans, Geese, or Ducks have been found in South Dakota.  Still have to get photos of several of them yet.

Click on the images or species name for more photos of that species.

Tundra Swan - Cygnus columbianus

Tundra Swan

Trumpeter Swan - Cygnus buccinator

Trumpeter Swan

Mute Swan - Cygnus olor

Mute Swan

Greater White-fronted Goose - Anser albifrons

Greater White-fronted Goose

Snow Goose - Chen caerulescens

Snow Goose

Ross's Goose - Chen rossii

Ross's Goose

Brant - Branta bernicla Brant   Barnacle Goose - Branta leucopsis Barnacle Goose

Cackling Goose - Branta hutchinsii

Cackling Goose

Canada Goose - Branta canadensis

Canada Goose

Wood Duck - Aix sponsa

Wood Duck

Green-winged Teal - Anas crecca

Green-winged Teal

Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos


Northern Pintail - Anas acuta

Northern Pintail

Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors

Blue-winged Teal

Cinnamon Teal - Anas cyanoptera

Cinnamon Teal

Northern Shoveler - Anas clypeata

Northern Shoveler

American Wigeon - Anas americana

American Wigeon

Gadwall - Anas strepera


Canvasback - Aythya valisineria


Redhead - Aythya americana


Ring-necked Duck - Aythya collaris

Ring-necked Duck

Greater Scaup - Aythya marila

Greater Scaup

Lesser Scaup - Aythya affinis

Lesser Scaup

Harlequin Duck -  Histrionicus histrionicus

Harlequin Duck

Long-tailed Duck - Clangula hyemalis

Long-tailed Duck

Bufflehead - Bucephala albeola


Common Goldeneye - Bucephala clangula

Common Goldeneye

Common Merganser - Mergus merganser Common Merganser   Hooded Merganser - Lophodytes cucullatus Hooded Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser - Mergus serrator Red-breasted Merganser   Ruddy Duck - Oxyura jamaicensis Ruddy Duck
Common Eider - Somateria mollissima Common Eider   King Eider - Somateria spectabilis King Eider


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