Sunday, Sep 21, 2014

Crested Ducks

Crested Ducks Lophonetta specularoides, photographed in Argentine Lake, Argentina, in January 2009


Crested DuckThe Crested Duck (Lophonetta specularioides) is native to South America, where they are usually found in shallow coastal regions.


There are two subspecies:

  • Southern Crested Duck or Patagonia Crested Duck (Lophonetta specularioides specularioides) - Nominate Form. Range: Falklands, Chile, and Argentina.

  • Andean Crested Duck (Lophonetta specularioides alticola) and

White Crested Duck (Lophonetta specularioides)


Diet / Feeding

They feed on invertebrates and algae..


Breeding / Nesting

They nest in tall grass near water. The average clutch consists of 5 to 7 eggs.


Relevant Resources

Crested Duck




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