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Muscovy Duck (domesticated)

Cairina moschata momelanotus

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Muscovy Duck
Cairina moschata Muscovy Duck


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AlexRowe
AlexRowe 6 years ago

Changed the nomenclature to reflect more accurately

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

But it isn't a true muscovy duck, it is the domestic muscovy duck. Meaning it has interbred with other ducks and who knows what its genetics are anymore. True muscovy ducks are found in Central and South America.

dcslaugh
dcslaugh 6 years ago

Ah, not feral.

AlexRowe
AlexRowe 6 years ago

It may have been a pet to someone as we caught this pic off a dirt road towards a pond on someone's land. Around here ducks seem to come and go and this guy was a rare sight for us.

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

Important to note this is a domestic muscovy duck, and the scientific name is Cairina moschata forma domestica

dcslaugh
dcslaugh 6 years ago

Muscovy Duck (feral) unless it was on a farm.

AlexRowe
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AlexRowe

West Plains, Missouri, USA

Spotted on Jun 16, 2015
Submitted on Sep 8, 2015

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