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First breeding of the Magellanic flightless steamer duck in captivity

  title={First breeding of the Magellanic flightless steamer duck in captivity},
  author={John A. Griswold},
In 1966 and again in 1967 a pair of Magel­ lanic Flightless Steamer Duck Tachyeres pteneres have bred at Philadelphia Zoo, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. The male was received in July 1962 as an immature and the female in January 1964 as an adult; since then the two birds shared a large enclosure with a group of Rhea Rhea americana. In the centre of this paddock is a concrete pool about 10 feet in diameter and in the area adjacent to the water the weeds were allowed to grow up to provide shade and cover… Expand
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Nest, Eggs, and Downy Young of the White-Headed Flightless Steamer-Duck
Nest, eggs, and downy young of the recently described White-headed Flightless Steamer-Duck (Tachyeres leucocephalus) are described and compared with those of other species of steamer-duck. Nests ofExpand