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. The Patagonian Crested Duck (Lophonetta specularioides specularioides) along with the rarer Andean Crested Duck (Lophonetta specularioides alticola) 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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