Male on left, female on right
Photo by arthurgrosset
Aguas de Sao Pedro, Sao Paulo, Brazil
, August 2004
- Nomonyx dominicus
- Rust body
- Black face
- Mottled wings
Female, Winter Male, & Juvenile
- Barred brownish-grey body
- Two horizontal dark stripes through buffy face
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
This is a monotypic species.
The need fresh water and dense marshy vegetation, with tree cover, for breeding. They can also be found in mangrove swamps.
A diving duck.
They eat aquatic vegetation, including seeds and roots. Also insects and crustaceans.
- 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.
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