North America - Ducks & Gulls & alike

On this page you will find pictures of ducks & gulls (and alike) photographed by me in Arizona, California, Illinois, Colorado, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New York and Texas.

You can scroll down to see all photo's or you can click on the underlined English name in the list (link) to see the respective photo.

  1. Pied-billed Grebe - Dikbekfuut
  2. Horned Grebe - Kuifduiker
  3. Eared Grebe - Geoorde Fuut
  4. Pale-bellied Brant Goose - Witbuikrotgans
  5. Canada Goose - Grote Canadese Gans
  6. Black-bellied Whistling-Duck - Zwartbuik-fluiteend
  7. Wood Duck - Carolina-eend
  8. Gadwall - Krakeend
  9. Blue-winged Teal - Blauwvleugeltaling
  10. Mottled Duck - Gevlekte Florida-eend
  11. Mallard - Wilde Eend
  12. American Black Duck - Zwarte Eend
  13. Northern Shoveler - Slobeend
  14. Common Eider - Eidereend
  15. Redhead - Roodkopeend
  16. Bufflehead - Buffelkopeend
  1. Ruddy Duck - Rosse Stekelstaart
  2. Hooded Merganser - Kokardezaagbek
  3. Purple Gallinule - Amerikaanse Purperkoet
  4. Common Gallinule - Amerikaans Waterhoentje
  5. American Coot - Amerikaanse Meerkoet
  6. Heermann's Gull - Heermann-meeuw
  7. Ring-billed Gull - Ringsnavelmeeuw
  8. Great Black-backed Gull - Grote Mantelmeeuw
  9. Western Gull - Pacifische Mantelmeeuw
  10. American Herring Gull - Am. Zilvermeeuw
  11. Bonaparte's Gull - Kleine Kokmeeuw
  12. Laughing Gull - Lachmeeuw
  13. Forster's Tern - Forster-stern
  14. Royal Tern - Koningsstern
  15. Black Skimmer - Amerikaanse Schaarbek
Pied-billed Grebe
Dikbekfuut
Central Park, New York City
9 November 2010
Horned Grebe
Kuifduiker
Chicago, Illinois
22 April 2008
Eared Grebe
Geoorde Fuut
Sewer Pond, Austin, Texas
16 April 2007
Pale-bellied Brant Goose
Witbuikrotgans
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
New York
5 May 2014
Canada Goose
Grote Canadese Gans
Boston, Massachusetts
15 September 2009

 

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Zwartbuik-fluiteend
Brazos Bend State Park, Texas
7 April 2007
Wood Duck
Carolina-eend
Austin, Texas
16 April 2007
Gadwall
Krakeend
Central Park, New York City
2 March 2007

Blue-winged Teal
Blauwvleugeltaling
Brazos Bend State Park, Texas
2 March 2009

Mottled Duck
Gevlekte Florida-eend
Bailey Tract, Sanibel Island, Florida
22 November 2012

Mallard
Wilde Eend
Evergreen Cemetery,
Portland, Maine,
1 August 2015

Female Mallards are hard to distinquish from female Black Ducks (next photo). However, the Mallardís speculum (colorful iridescent patch on the secondary flight feathers) is blue, with a thin line of white along both its top and bottom edges, where the Black Duck's speculum has no white, and ranges from a deep, dusky blue to purplish.

American Black Duck
Zwarte Eend
Central Park, New York City
2 March 2007

Northern Shoveler
Slobeend
Sewer Pond, Austin, Texas
16 April 2007
Common Eider
Eidereend
Peaks Island, Maine,
31 July 2015
Redhead
Roodkopeend
Chicago, Illinois
22 April 2008
Bufflehead
Buffelkopeend
Central Park, New York City
2 March 2007

Ruddy Duck
Rosse Stekelstaart
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge,
New York
5 May 2014

 

Hooded Merganser
Kokardezaagbek
Central Park, New York City
2 March 2007
Purple Gallinule
Amerikaanse Purperkoet
Anhinga Trail, Everglades National Park, Florida
27 November 2012

Common Gallinule
Amerikaans Waterhoentje
Eagle Lakes Community Park, Naples, Florida
21 November 2012

The Common Gallinule is a bird in the Rallidae family which has been split in July 2011 from the Common Moorhen by the American Ornithologists' Union.
The most obvious physical difference between the two forms is the shape of the birdsí red forehead frontal shield. Old world species show an elliptical, rounded frontal shield while new world species show a wedge-shaped frontal shield, wide and flat at the top, tapering toward the base.

American Coot
Amerikaanse Meerkoet
Central Park, New York City
2 March 2007

Heermann's Gull
Heermann-meeuw
San Francisco, California
4 September 2007

Ring-billed Gull
Ringsnavelmeeuw
Cold Spring, New York
28 February 2007

Great Black-backed Gull
Grote Mantelmeeuw
New York City
28 February 2007

Western Gull
Pacifische Mantelmeeuw
San Francisco, California
6 September 2007

American Herring Gull
Amerikaanse Zilvermeeuw
Wiscasset, Maine
5 August 2015
Bonaparte's Gull
Kleine Kokmeeuw
Newburyport, Massachusetts
20 September 2009
Laughing Gull
Lachmeeuw
Galveston, Texas
29 October 2006
Forster's Tern
Forster-stern
Galveston, Texas
4 November 2006
Royal Tern
Koningsstern
Galveston, Texas
4 November 2006
Black Skimmer
Amerikaanse Schaarbek
Galveston, Texas
4 November 2006

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