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Muscovy Duck

Cairina moschata


All Muscovy Ducks have long claws on their feet and a wide flat tail. The duck is black and white with the back feathers being iridescent and the eye color of the duck is yellowish - brown. The legs and webbed feet are grey or yellow.


The Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata) is a large duck native to Mexico, Central, and South America.


The Muscovy ducks original name was "Musco Duck" because it is known as the "Mosquito Duck" for eating mosquitoes.

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lindsaymac6 8 years ago

I have seen the duck when it is rainy out at Spady

Where on Spady campus have you spotted this species?

Interesting note! Nice work, Lin!

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Delray Beach, Florida, USA

Spotted on May 22, 2013
Submitted on May 29, 2013

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