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Masked Duck

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Male on left, female on right Photo by arthurgrosset Aguas de Sao Pedro, Sao Paulo, Brazil, August 2004
Male on left, female on right
Photo by arthurgrosset
Aguas de Sao Pedro, Sao Paulo, Brazil, August 2004
Nomonyx dominicus

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[edit] Identification

Male

  • Rust body
  • Black face
  • Mottled wings

Female, Winter Male, & Juvenile

  • Barred brownish-grey body
  • Two horizontal dark stripes through buffy face

[edit] Distribution

Central and South America and the West Indies:
Central America: Mexico Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama
West Indies (The Caribbean): Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Antigua, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Lucia, Barbados, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Trinidad, Netherlands Antilles
South America: Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species.

[edit] Habitat

The need fresh water and dense marshy vegetation, with tree cover, for breeding. They can also be found in mangrove swamps.

[edit] Behaviour

A diving duck.

[edit] Diet

They eat aquatic vegetation, including seeds and roots. Also insects and crustaceans.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Avibase
  3. Nationmaster

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