Leach, 1820


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The ducks, geese and swans are small to large sized birds that have a general body plan that is broad and elongated. Diving species vary from this in being rounder. Extant species range in size from the Cotton Pygmy Goose , at as little as 26.5 cm (10.5 inches) and 164 grams (5.8 oz), to the Trumpeter Swan , at as much as 183 cm (6 ft) and 17.2 kg (38 lb). ... source: Wikipedia

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Record a Sighting


Occurence records map


Species list


Biodiversity Heritage Library

Content and maps have been accessed from Atlas of Living Australia (http://www.ala.org.au) and Birdlife Australia (http://birdlife.org.au/).