Harteman Wildfowl, presented by Jan Harteman

Wildfowl news and updates:

Jun
16

Australian musk duck

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We received some great shots of Australian musk ducks (Bizuara lobata) from Paul Rushworth from Werribee (Victoria, Australia). Musk ducks may be common wetland birds in some parts of Australia, in any other country they are a fairly unknown bird by waterfowl enthusiasts. There are no birds kept in aviculture worldwide, which makes them kind of a holy Grail to some aviculturists, especially because of their spectaculair and typical display. 

You can check out the photos here at this page.

Jun
02

Breeding Green pygmy geese

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The first captive breeding results of Green pygmy geese (Nettapus pulchellus) date 2005, when a Dutch private breeder had his first breeding results. As far as we know, no other breeder nor zoo had bred this species before. Read about this first breeding experience in this article.

May
31

Pink-eared duck in captivity

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Trevor Andersen (Australian Avifauna) shared a very interesting article with us about Pink-eared ducks in captivity. We are now able to publish it on our website. The story was written by Tom Spence, Perth Zoo director from 1967-1984. Please enjoy this old avicultural article right here.

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