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Muscovy duck (Drake)

Cairina moschata


Another species from South/ central America that has spread across to Hawaii. The bird is predominantly black and white, with the back feathers being iridescent and glossy in males


This one was seen at the tropical fruit plantation In Maui however this non-migratory species normally inhabits forested swamps, lakes, streams and nearby grassland and farm crops and often roosts in trees at night.

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mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 7 years ago

Wow, I'm not surprised. At least I don't see them in NY!

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 7 years ago

It's nice that in your description you included the native range of the muscovy duck. They have certainly cropped up all over Hawaii! Please consider adding your spotting to this mission:

Debbie Stewart
Spotted by
Debbie Stewart

Kahului, Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Jan 16, 2010
Submitted on Mar 4, 2013

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