- Amazonetta brasiliensis
35-40 cm (13Â¾-15Â¾) a light brown duck
Male:red bill and legs, pale grey area on side of head and neck
Female: blue/grey bill
There are both light and dark phases.
South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina.
There are 2 subspecies:
Freshwater lakes and pools with dense vegetation nearby.
Little has been recorded, but it is presumed the diet includes seeds, fruits, roots and insects.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Arthur Grosset
- BF Member observations
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2015)