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Domestic Muscovy Duck

Cairina moschata

Description:

Large white duck with orange bill and feet and red around the eyes and part of the head. I've seen ducks before in West Virginia, but I can't say I've seen this kind before.

Notes:

Found on the bank at the lake.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Domestic Muscovy Duck
Cairina moschata Confusing Domestic Ducks


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4 Comments

hookgv
hookgv 10 years ago

Make good pets as well.

AshleyAkers
AshleyAkers 10 years ago

Oh man I hope they don't become a problem here in West Virginia. They are pretty ducks though.

ScottRasmussen
ScottRasmussen 10 years ago

Muscovy duck. Wild ones are black, domesticated ones can have many patterns of black and white. They are bred for meat and I guess they're a problem in Florida.

1Sarah2
1Sarah2 10 years ago

Looks like a Muscovy.

AshleyAkers
Spotted by
AshleyAkers

West Virginia, USA

Spotted on Jul 4, 2011
Submitted on Jul 5, 2011

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