Meller's Duck Anas melleri


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Further resources

IUCN SSC Duck Specialist Group

IUCN SSC Threatened Waterfowl Specialist Group

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Media resources

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Anas melleri. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/mellers-duck-anas-melleri on 24/09/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 24/09/2023.