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Dabbling ducks
Temporal range: late Miocene to present
Pacific black duck (Anas superciliosa)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Subfamily: Anatinae

The Anatinae is a subfamily of the family Anatidae that including swans, geese and ducks.

They are the dabbling ducks. They feed mainly at the surface rather than by diving. The subfamily contains only the dabbling ducks and one relative, the extinct moa-nalos, land ducks which lived on some Hawaiian islands.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Johnson, Kevin P. & Sorenson, Michael D. 1999. Phylogeny and biogeography of dabbling ducks (genus Anas): a comparison of molecular and morphological evidence. Auk 116 (3): 792–805. [1]