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September 19, 2008

Ducks!! – An Online Reference Gallery

Filed under: Birds — Tags: , , — Harold Stiver @ 8:46 am
White-cheeked Pintail

White-cheeked Pintail

I am happy to be able to announce that this reference gallery is finally on line after two years in the making. It contains

  • Reference photos for all but two of the world’s 159 species including rarely seen photos of the recently re-discovered Madagascar Pochard, Phillipine Duck, Bernier’s Teal and Brazilian Merganser

Ducks!! – An Online Gallery


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  1. Wow. Worth the wait, Harold. A wonderful place to visit.


    Comment by Barry Kent MacKay — September 19, 2008 @ 10:23 am

  2. This is the superb compilation I would expect from you, Harold! Photographs are outstanding!

    Comment by Glenda K — September 19, 2008 @ 10:33 am

  3. Ho hum, just more superb work, Harold. What a fine gallery!

    Comment by Pete Moulton — September 19, 2008 @ 10:39 am

  4. Outstanding. This will be a valuable resource in which I will be able to check my duck IDs in the future. Thanks for all your hard work Harold!

    Comment by Hans Spiecker — September 19, 2008 @ 10:56 am

  5. Harold
    Well done…..a wonderful reference site. There are never too many good reference sites.

    Comment by Lana Hays — September 19, 2008 @ 11:56 am

  6. Wonderful reference. Thank you Harold.

    Comment by Jim Kranick — September 19, 2008 @ 12:40 pm

  7. wow,
    thank you for putting online/all in one all this.


    Comment by Cosmin Manci — September 19, 2008 @ 1:04 pm

  8. Thanks, Barry. I’m glad you like it.

    I’m hoping some great artist will post a gallery of their waterfowl paintings on the site. (is that too subtle a hint?)

    Thanks again, Harold

    Comment by Harold — September 19, 2008 @ 1:32 pm

  9. Thanks Glenda,

    And speaking of ducks, I see you have a great shot of Black-bellied Whistling-Duck with your other terrific photos.

    I’ll send you a begging email to see if we can use it in the reference shots.

    Thanks, Harold

    Comment by Harold — September 19, 2008 @ 1:35 pm

  10. Thanks, Pete.

    It’s always great to hear from you.

    Cheers, Harold

    Comment by Harold — September 19, 2008 @ 1:37 pm

  11. Thanks Hans,

    Perhaps you’ll consider adding a portfolio of your excellent waterfowl images to the site.

    Thanks again, Harold

    Comment by Harold — September 19, 2008 @ 1:38 pm

  12. Thanks Lana.

    BTW I love the great shorebirds images you’ve added to your site. The Sora in particular is spectacular.

    Thanks, Harold

    Comment by Harold — September 19, 2008 @ 1:41 pm

  13. Thanks for visiting Jim, and for the kind comment.


    Comment by Harold — September 19, 2008 @ 1:42 pm

  14. Thanks Cosmin:

    I love the macro shots on your website.

    Cheers, Harold

    Comment by Harold — September 19, 2008 @ 1:44 pm

  15. Outstanding Harold !! It is truly a great resource.

    Comment by Alfredo Col√≥n — September 19, 2008 @ 3:41 pm

  16. Wonderful site. Looks like a labour of love.

    Comment by Naomi Smith — September 20, 2008 @ 12:07 am

  17. Thanks Alfredo,

    It’s great to hear from you.


    Comment by Harold — September 20, 2008 @ 4:58 pm

  18. Thanks Naomi:

    It was a learning experience. One of the things I learned was that this family has many members under threat due to habitat loss and hunting. On the other hand, the re-discovery of the Madagascar Pochard was exciting.

    Thanks for your comment, Harold

    Comment by Harold — September 20, 2008 @ 5:00 pm

  19. Dear Harold,

    At VanDusen Botanical Garden, I am currently working on a new guide to provide for the many people who visit the Garden to look at west coast birds, including the ducks to be found on the Garden ponds. I will be happy to add your wonderful site to the on-line reference list and pass it on to colleagues far and wide.

    Ann Kent, HTM, Adult Education Coordinator, VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver, BC

    Comment by Ann Kent — September 20, 2008 @ 9:54 pm

  20. Thank you, Ann.

    I visited the VanDusen some years ago, it was really a wonderful place.

    Cheers, Harold

    Comment by Harold — September 20, 2008 @ 10:15 pm

  21. Great photos Harold. I am however sorry you do not have ‘my’ Teal. I discovered a new site for them (Myola, Papua New Guinea) and took a few half decent slides of them a few years back. If I find them I will forward them to you.

    Thanks again for sharing your pictures with us.

    Comment by Antonio Salvadori — September 23, 2008 @ 10:30 pm

  22. Hi Antonio:

    I would certainly appreciate an image of that elusive duck, especially one taken by its namesake.

    Thanks, Harold

    Comment by Harold — September 24, 2008 @ 4:55 pm

  23. Excellent Harold!!! Kudos!!! and thank you.


    Comment by J. Young — September 28, 2008 @ 7:44 pm

  24. Thanks J, it turned out to be a great learning experience.

    Cheers, Harold

    Comment by Harold — September 28, 2008 @ 8:14 pm

  25. Are these photos free to use, either commercially or non commercially?

    Comment by Hannah — April 24, 2014 @ 12:11 pm

  26. *meaning for a drawing reference*

    Comment by Hannah — April 24, 2014 @ 12:12 pm

  27. No there aren’t but I don’t mind if people want to use them as a drawing reference.

    Comment by Harold — April 24, 2014 @ 10:53 pm

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