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Muscovy Duck

Cairina moschata


Seen on the canal, swimming with the ducks.

2 Species ID Suggestions

lori.tas 12 years ago
Muscovy duck
Cairina moschata Muscovy Duck
Muskovy Duck
Cairina moschata Muscovy Duck

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LouisePrince 12 years ago

Thanks for the ID!

lori.tas 12 years ago

I had a muscovy drake years ago whose whole head and neck were covered with caruncles (although not as densely as this one), with the occasional white feather tucked away in the folds. It was the face only a other could love. And I often worried that he had trouble seeing. But he was otherwise a big happy fellow.

SarahJoyBallard 12 years ago

Yes, it is strange to see its head entirely covered in the red caruncles!!

lori.tas 12 years ago

It's rare to see the caruncles cover the head like that, but it does happen.

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Région wallonne, Belgium

Spotted on Aug 31, 2011
Submitted on Sep 9, 2011

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