The 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
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.
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