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Published by School of Natural Resources and University of Nebraska State Museum, Lincoln, NE, 2014. 117 pp.


Text and Drawings Copyright © Paul A. Johnsgard. Photographs Copyright © Eric Fowler, NEBRASKAland Magazine.


This remarkable collection of ornithological specimens is a gift of Everett C. Madson, M.D., a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, to the University of Nebraska State Museum in honor of Paul Johnsgard, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of the School of Biological Sciences.




Biography - Paul A. Johnsgard

Biography - Everett C. Madson

Species Profiles and Photographs

Tinamous (Order Tinamiformes, Family Tinamidae)

Spotted Tinamou (Nothura maculosa)

Waterfowl (Order Anseriformes)

Ducks, Geese and Swans (Family Anatidae)

Whistling Ducks (Tribe Dendrocygnini)

White-faced Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna vidu

Geese and Swans (Tribe Anserini)

Black Swan (Cygnus atratus).

Tundra [Whistling] Swan (Cygnus columbianus)

Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons).

Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus)

Greylag Goose (Anser anser)

Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens)

Ross's Goose (Anser rossii)

Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) and

Cackling Goose (B. hutchinsii)

Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis)

Brant (Branta bernicla)

Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis)

Sheldgeese and Shelducks (Tribe Tadornini)

Andean [Upland] Sheldgoose (Chloephaga picta)

Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea)

New Zealand [Paradise] Shelduck (Tadorna variegata)

Radjah Shelduck (Tadorna radjah)

Ashy-headed Sheldgoose (Chloephaga poliocephala)

Perching Ducks (Tribe Cairinini)

White-winged Wood Duck (Carina scutulata).

African Pygmy Goose (Nettapus auritus)

Ringed Teal (Callonetta leucophrys)

North American Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)

Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata)

Brazilian Teal (Amazonetta brasiliensis)

Dabbling Ducks (Tribe Anatini)

American Wigeon (Anas americana)

Chiloe Wigeon (Anas sibilatrix)

Falcated Duck (Anas falcata)

Gadwall (Anas strepera)

Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca)

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

American Black Duck (Anas rubripes).

Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)

Brown [Yellow-billed] Pintail (Anas georgica).

White-cheeked [Bahama] Pintail (Anas bahamensis)

Silver Teal (Anas versicolor)

Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)

Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera)

Red Shoveler (Anas platalea)

Pochards (Tribe Aythyini)

Rosybill [Rosy-billed Pochard] (Netta peposaca)

Canvasback (Aythya valisineria)

Redhead (Aythya americana)

Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)

Sea Ducks (Tribe Mergini)

Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)

King Eider (Somateria spectabilis)

Steller's Eider (Polysticta stelleri)

American [Black] Scoter (Melanitta americana)

Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata)

White-winged Scoter (Melanitta fusca deglandi)

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus)

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis)

Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)

Barrow's Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica)

Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)

Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)

Smew (Mergus mergellus)

Stiff-tailed Ducks (Tribe Oxyurini)

Black-headed Duck (Heteronetta atricapilla).

North American Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)

Gallinaceous Birds (Order Galliformes)

Guineafowl (Family Numididae)

Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris)

Crested Guineafowl (Guttera edouardi)

Vulturine Guineafowl (Acryllium vulturinum)

New World Quails (Family Odontophoridae)

Mountain Quail (Oreortyx picta)

Scaled Quail (Callipepla squamata)

Gambel's Quail (Callipepla gambelii)

California Quail (Callipepla californianus)

Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginanus)

Montezuma Quail (Cyrtonyx montezumae)

Pheasants, Quails, Partridges and Turkeys (Family Phasianidae)

Old World Quails and Partridges (Tribe Perdicini)

Gray Partridge (Perdix perdix)

Himalayan Snowcock (Tetraogallus himalayensis)

Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa)

Pheasants and Junglefowl (Tribe Phasianini)

Himalayan Monal (Lophophorus impejanus).

Reeve's Pheasant (Syrmaticus reevesii)

Golden Pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus).

Lady Amherst's Pheasant (Chrysolophus amherstiae).

Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)

Grouse and Ptarmigan (Subfamily Tetraoninae)

Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus).

Dusky Grouse (Dendragapus obscurus)

Rock Ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus)

Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus)

Black Grouse (Tetrao tetrix)

Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus)

Hazel Grouse (Bonasa bonasia)

Greater Prairie-Chicken (Tympanuchus cupido)

Lesser Prairie-Chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus)

Sharp-tailed Grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus)

Turkeys (Subfamily Meleagridinae)

Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

Ocellated Turkey (Meleagris ocellata)

Shorebirds (Order Charadriiformes)

Woodcocks and Snipes (Family Scolopacidae)

American Woodcock (Scolopax minor)

Wilson's Snipe (Gallinago wilsoni)

Cranes, Rails and Gallinules (Order Gruiformes)

Rails and Gallinules (Family Rallidae)

Purple Swamp Hen (Porphyrio porphyrio)

Pigeons and Doves (Order Columbiformes, Family Columbidae)

Spot-winged Pigeon (Columba maculosa)