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-[[Image:Crested_Duck.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by megan perkins <br />Salinas N.Park, [[Peru]] ]]+[[Image:Cr Duck swim 4200.jpg|thumb|500px|right|Photo by {{user|rdavis|rdavis}} <br />Saunder's Island, [[Falkland Islands]], January 2011]]
;[[:Category:Lophonetta|Lophonetta]] specularioides ;[[:Category:Lophonetta|Lophonetta]] specularioides
''Anas specularioides'' ''Anas specularioides''
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==Identification== ==Identification==
*Large *Large
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*Wings with white speculum, in front of that a black stripe, and in front of that a violet band *Wings with white speculum, in front of that a black stripe, and in front of that a violet band
==Distribution== ==Distribution==
-[[South America]].+[[South America]]: found in [[Peru]], [[Bolivia]], [[Chile]], [[Argentina]] and the [[Falkland Islands]].
==Taxonomy== ==Taxonomy==
 +====Subspecies====
''Lophonetta specularioides'' has two subspecies:<sup>[[#References|1]]</sup> ''Lophonetta specularioides'' has two subspecies:<sup>[[#References|1]]</sup>
*''L. s. alticola'' *''L. s. alticola''
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Mostly freshwater, lakes and ponds; in the south at sea level but in northern populations in Andean highland wetlands and lakes. Altitudinal migrant in some areas. Mostly freshwater, lakes and ponds; in the south at sea level but in northern populations in Andean highland wetlands and lakes. Altitudinal migrant in some areas.
==Behaviour== ==Behaviour==
 +====Diet====
The diet includes algae and invertebrates. The diet includes algae and invertebrates.
- +====Breeding====
-It builds its nest in shrubs near to water; 5-7 eggs are laid.+It builds its nest in shrubs near to water. The clutch consists of 5-7 eggs.
==References== ==References==
-#{{Ref-Clements6thNov08}}# Alvaro Jaramillo. 2003. Birds of Chile. Princeton Field Guides. ISBN 0-691-11740-3+#{{Ref-Clements6thDec10}}#Alvaro Jaramillo. 2003. Birds of Chile. Princeton Field Guides. ISBN 0-691-11740-3
- +#Wikipedia
-Wikipedia; Arthur Grosset+#Arthur Grosset
 +{{ref}}
==External Links== ==External Links==
{{GSearch|duck+specularioides}} {{GSearch|duck+specularioides}}
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[[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Lophonetta]] [[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Lophonetta]]

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Photo by rdavis Saunder's Island, Falkland Islands, January 2011
Photo by rdavis
Saunder's Island, Falkland Islands, January 2011
Lophonetta specularioides

Anas specularioides

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[edit] Identification

  • Large
  • Short crest produces a specific head shape when seen from the side
  • Pale brown
  • Flanks have marbled appearance
  • Red iris in nominate, orange to yellow in alticola
  • Bill dark gray
  • Grey legs
  • Wings with white speculum, in front of that a black stripe, and in front of that a violet band

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and the Falkland Islands.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

Lophonetta specularioides has two subspecies:1

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

[edit] Habitat

Mostly freshwater, lakes and ponds; in the south at sea level but in northern populations in Andean highland wetlands and lakes. Altitudinal migrant in some areas.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

The diet includes algae and invertebrates.

[edit] Breeding

It builds its nest in shrubs near to water. The clutch consists of 5-7 eggs.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2010. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2010. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/Clements%206.5.xls/view
  2. Alvaro Jaramillo. 2003. Birds of Chile. Princeton Field Guides. ISBN 0-691-11740-3
  3. Wikipedia
  4. Arthur Grosset

[edit] External Links

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