swans, geese, dabbling ducks or diving ducks.
Species, Age and Sex Identification of Ducks Using Wing Plumage
This publication contains procedures used by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to determine the species, sex and age composition of the harvest of North American ducks using detached wings contributed by hunters [...].
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Guide to the age and sex of European ducks
This guide aims to help bird ringers, hunters, and other people interested in waterbirds to sex and age the ten most common freshwater duck species in Europe. Age and sex determination mostly relies on the examination of wing feathers, illustrated here by numerous photographs. The book also provides information on other criteria which may be used during some parts of the year. Author : Jean-Baptiste Mouronval (Office National de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage).
Bird Hybrids. A collaborative project to improve understanding of bird hybrids.
This blog is a collaborative project intended to improve understanding of bird hybrids and to be a resource for anyone interested in bird hybrids. It contains photos of many wildfowl hybrids, as well as very helpful comments and dicussions. It can be reached here. Also check the Hybrid Birds Flickr forum here.
Bird Hybrids Database.
This online resource is run by Serge Dumont and proposes, for each cross, a comprehensive list of references via a searchable database. Essential when you're looking for information on a particular cross... Check here.
Harteman Wildfowl. Home to aviculture.
This impressive website is an indispensable resource for any aviculturist, but also for others... It hosts a nice and comprehensive photo gallery as well as many informations about conservation projects and numerous publications dealing with wildfowl. It can be reached here.
The Duck Specialist Group
The Duck Specialist Group (DSG) is a global network of duck specialists affiliated to Wetlands International and the IUCN Species Survival Commission working on the monitoring, research, conservation and management of wild duck populations. The DSG network works to generate and disseminate knowledge and best practice between members and others with an interest in duck conservation and management, and to ensure priority issues for duck conservation are identified and addressed. [...] It can be reached here.
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