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Falkland Steamer Duck

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Falkland Steamer Duck (Tachyeres brachypterus)

Tachyeres brachypterus
Latham, 1790

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The Falkland steamer duck (Latin Tachyeres brachypterus) is a species of flightless waterfowl of the duck family, which is one of two endemic species of the Falkland Islands, where it lives on the rocky shores.

The specific epithet in the name comes from the Latin words lat. brachy - short lat. Pteron is a wing and given to the mind for the fact that its wings are so short that it is not capable of flying. The plumage of the steamer duck is mostly dark gray, but there is a white stripe behind the eyes.

Representatives of the species reach a length of 61-74 cm and weigh from 3.4 to 4.42 kg.

Boehme R.L., Flint V.E. A five-language dictionary of animal names. Birds. Latin, Russian, English, German, French. / under the general editorship of Acad. V.E.Sokolova. - M .: Rus. lang., "RUSSO", 1994. - P. 36. - 2030 copies. - ISBN 5-200-00643-0

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