Bronze-winged Duck

(Speculanas Specularis)

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.

Size: - Typical Adult is 46-54cm (18-21in).

Food: - Aquatic plants, seeds, leaves, and also some invertebrates and aquatic insects.

Habitat/Range: - Wetlands, lakes, ponds and rivers of southern Chile and central Argentina.

Bronze-winged Duck Map
Breeding Habitat/Resident,    Migration or Winter Area.

Breeding Season: - From September to October.

Eggs: - 4 to 6 (deep-cream colour).

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.

Conservation status (IUCN 3.1):
  Near Threatened.  

Classification: - Family: Anatidae,
Subfamily: Anatinae, Genus: Speculanas.

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