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Photo by megan perkins Salinas N.Park, Peru
Photo by megan perkins
Salinas N.Park, Peru
Lophonetta specularioides

Anas specularioides



  • Large
  • Short crest
  • Pale brown
  • Flanks have marbled appearance
  • Rufous breast
  • Red iris
  • Black bill
  • Grey legs


South America.


Lophonetta specularioides has two subspecies:1

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


Shallow coastal regions, lakes and ponds.


The diet includes algae and invertebrates.

It builds its nest in shrubs near to water; 5-7 eggs are laid.


  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at

Wikipedia; Arthur Grosset

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