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Perching duck

Dabbling Ducks
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Anseriformes
Family:Anatidae
Subfamily†:Anatinae
Genera
Sarkidiornis
Malacorhynchus
Hymenolaimus
Merganetta
Pteronetta
Cairina
Aix
Nettapus
Salvadorina
Callonetta
Chenonetta
Amazonetta
† See also Diving duck
Dabbling duck

The perching ducks are a small group of ducks in the duck, goose and swan family Anatidae. The latter article should be referred to for an overview of this very large family.

The perching ducks, together with the diving ducks and dabbling ducks make up the sub-family Anatinae.

As the name indicates, most of this group walk well and perch readily on branches and the like.

There are some taxonomic problems with this mainly southern group. It may currently be split into too many genera, and there are questions as to the coherence of the group as a whole.

The species are:



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