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Teal, Salvadori's
 
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Scientific Name:
Salvadorina waigiuensis
Location(s):
Asia, Global, Indonesia, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea Read more
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IUCN
The total population is estimated to number 2,500-20,000 individuals,and is thus best placed in the band 2,500-9,999 mature individuals. ...
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Wikipedia
Initially, it was believed to belong to the "perching ducks", a paraphyletic assemblage of species which generally fell between dabbling ducks and shelducks. With the breaking-up of the "perching ducks", it was rather provisionally placed in the dabbling duck genus Anas[citation needed ]. It was then reinstated in its own genus and moved to the shelduck subfamily Tadorninae[citation needed ], which also contains the Torrent Duck and Blue Duck which convergently have evolved adaptations to mountain stream habitat. All or some of these species may actually be surviving lineages of an ancient Gondwanan radiation of waterfowl (Sraml et al. 1996). ...
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