Muscovy Duck

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Muscovy Duck

The Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata) ranges from north Mexico to west Colombia, east Peru, and north Argentina. It is found in forested watercourses of all sorts, like streams or rivers with gallery forest, wooded swamps, mangroves, marshes and grainfields. Matures are 86 cm (34 inches) in height and 3 Kg in weight.

Below is dusky-black, and above black, strongly glossed with metallic green. With white upper and lower wing-coverts. Bill banded with black and whitish, and black legs. Eats seeds, corn, rice, tubers, and occasionally frogs, crabs, and insects.

Common Name: Muscovy Duck
Scientific Name: Cairina moschata
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