Patagonian Crested Duck
(Lophonetta Specularioides Specularioides)

Appearance - The Patagonian Crested Duck has a greyish face, dark-brown crown, grey crest, red eyes, black beak, pale neck, a mottled brown and grey body, dark tail, and dark grey or black legs and feet. Both sexes are alike.

Notes - The Patagonian Crested Duck is sometimes called the Southern Crested Duck or Grey Duck in the Falkland Islands. This duck along with the rarer Andean Duck are considered sub-species of the Crested Duck. The Patagonian Crested Duck is not endangered and there are thought to be 10,000 breeding pairs in the Falkland Islands alone.

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