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White-headed Steamer Duck
(Redirected from Chubut Steamer-Duck)
Alternative name: Chubut Steamer Duck
61-74 cm (24-29 in). A flightless duck.
Juveniles are similar to females.
 Similar species
Flying Steamer Duck is very similar. White-headed is heavier-necked, shorter-winged, shorter-tailed and stouter-billed. The female has a more prominent postocular streak.
Southern coast of Chubut Province, southern Argentina.
This is a monotypic species.
Found at rocky coasts and sheltered bays, entirely coastal.
An essentially flightless species.
Feeds on marine molluscs and crustaceans.
Breeding season from October to February. The nest is a in a shallow depression lined out with sticks, grass and high-tide litter. It's hidden under bushes, close to the water. Usually in single pairs but also in rather large, dense colonies on offshore islands. Lays 5 to 6 eggs.
A sedentary species with some small-scale movements outside breeding season.
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