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[[Image:Crested_Duck.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by megan perkins <br />Salinas N.Park, [[Peru]] ]] [[Image:Crested_Duck.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by megan perkins <br />Salinas N.Park, [[Peru]] ]]
;[[:Category:Lophonetta|Lophonetta]] specularioides ;[[:Category:Lophonetta|Lophonetta]] specularioides
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==Identification== ==Identification==
 +*Large
 +*Short crest
 +*Pale brown
 +*Flanks have marbled appearance
 +*Rufous breast
 +*Red iris
 +*Black bill
 +*Grey legs
==Distribution== ==Distribution==
 +[[South America]].
==Taxonomy== ==Taxonomy==
''Lophonetta specularioides'' has two subspecies:<sup>[[#References|1]]</sup> ''Lophonetta specularioides'' has two subspecies:<sup>[[#References|1]]</sup>
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:*Andes of [[Peru]] and [[Bolivia]] to north-western [[Argentina]] and [[Chile]] :*Andes of [[Peru]] and [[Bolivia]] to north-western [[Argentina]] and [[Chile]]
*''L. s. specularioides'' *''L. s. specularioides''
-:*Central Chile and Argentina to Tierra del Fuego and Falkland Is.+:*Central Chile and Argentina to [[Tierra del Fuego]] and [[Falkland Islands]].
==Habitat== ==Habitat==
- +Shallow coastal regions, lakes and ponds.
==Behaviour== ==Behaviour==
 +The diet includes algae and invertebrates.
 +It builds its nest in shrubs near to water; 5-7 eggs are laid.
==References== ==References==
#{{Ref-Clements6thNov08}} #{{Ref-Clements6thNov08}}
-{{ref}}+ 
 +Wikipedia; Arthur Grosset
==External Links== ==External Links==
{{GSearch|duck+specularioides}} {{GSearch|duck+specularioides}}
[[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Lophonetta]] [[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Lophonetta]]

Revision as of 15:22, 11 March 2009

Photo by megan perkins Salinas N.Park, Peru
Photo by megan perkins
Salinas N.Park, Peru
Lophonetta specularioides

Anas specularioides

Contents

Identification

  • Large
  • Short crest
  • Pale brown
  • Flanks have marbled appearance
  • Rufous breast
  • Red iris
  • Black bill
  • Grey legs

Distribution

South America.

Taxonomy

Lophonetta specularioides has two subspecies:1

  • L. s. alticola
  • L. s. specularioides

Habitat

Shallow coastal regions, lakes and ponds.

Behaviour

The diet includes algae and invertebrates.

It builds its nest in shrubs near to water; 5-7 eggs are laid.

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist.


Wikipedia; Arthur Grosset

External Links

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