Appearance - The Bronze-winged Duck has a dark-brown head with a large white patch between the eye and the grey beak, a white stripe around the throat and neck, upperparts are chocolate-brown with light-brown scalloping on back, underparts are grey-brown, blackish wings with a distinctive purplish-bronze speculum, and legs and feet are yellow-orange. Both sexes are alike.
Notes - The Bronze-winged Duck or Spectacled Duck is a South American dabbling duck. The female has a dog-like bark and is locally called the Dog-duck.
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