Appearance - The male Rosybill Pochard has a distinctive red beak with a black tip, a red basal knob above the beak, red eyes, dark glossy black-purple head, black upperparts and breast, black wings with a broad white stripe which can be seen when flying, light-grey flanks and underparts, and yellow-orange legs and feet. The female Rosybill has a slate-grey beak, and is mostly brown with a white face and brown eyes.
Notes - The Rosybill is classified as a diving duck but usually feeds by dabbling or grazing. These ducks are easily tamed and are commonly kept in aviaries. This is one of the most common ducks in South America.
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