PATAGONIAN CRESTED DUCK
(Lophonetta Specularioides Specularioides)
Pacific Black Duck          Philippine Duck


South American Zone - Slimbridge
The Patagonian Crested Duck in South American Zone, SlimbridgeMap (Slimbridge)
South America
Breeding Habitat - South America
Chile, Argentina and the Falkland Islands.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area
Non-Migratory.

Conservation Status
Not Endangered

Size
500mm to 600mm (19" to 23")

Appearance - Drake
The male has a Black bill, Grey chin, neck and face with mottled Brown and Grey body plumage. The eyes are Red, the crown and the feathers around the eyes are dark Brown and the tail feathers are are also dark. The legs and feet are dark Grey.

Appearance - Duck
Similar to the male.

Habitat
Marshland, Swamps, Lakes and Pools.

Diet
Aquatic Plants, Insects, Larvae, Crustaceans and Molluscs.

Breeding Time
January to March and October to December in southern areas.

Nest
The nest is built on the ground from vegetation lined with breast feathers in tall grass or shrubbery usually near to water.

Eggs
Quantity: 5 to 8.
Size: 63mm x 43mm.
Colour: Cream.

Slimbridge Wildfowl M - R
Maccoa Duck (Oxyura Maccoa)
Magpie Goose (Anseranas Semipalmata)
Magellan Goose (Chloephaga Picta)
Mallard (Anas Platyrhynchos)
Mandarin (Aix Galericulata)
Marbled Teal (Marmaronetta Angustirostris)
Moorhen (Gallinula Chloropus)
Muscovy Duck (Cairina Moschata)
Mute Swan (Cygnus Olor)
Northern Pintail (Anas Acuta)
Northern Shoveler (Anas Clypeata)
Pacific Black Duck (Anas Superciliosa)
Patagonian Crested Duck (Lophonetta Specularioides Specularioides)
Philippine Duck (Anas Luzonica)
Plumed Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna Eytoni)
Pochard (Aythya Ferina)
Puna Teal (Anas Puna)
Radjah Shelduck (Tadorna Radjah)
Red-billed Teal (Anas Erythrorhyncha)
Red-breasted Goose (Branta Ruficollis)
Red-crested Pochard (Netta Rufina)
Redhead (Aythya Americana)
Red Shoveler (Anas Platalea)
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya Collaris)
Ringed Teal (Callonetta Leucophrys)
Ross's Goose (Anser Rossii or Chen Rossii)
Rosybill (Vetta Peposaca)
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura Jamaicensis)
Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna Ferruginea)
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PATAGONIAN CRESTED DUCK
Pacific Black Duck          Philippine Duck
Patagonian Crested Duck
©Nigel Key Patagonian Crested Duck (Slimbridge March 2011)

The Patagonian Crested Duck is native to southern South America, found in Chile, Argentina and the Falkland Islands.

The Patagonian Crested Duck is non migratory though in winter it shelters during the colder months.

The Patagonian Crested Duck is not endagered and there are thought to be be 10,000 breeding pairs in the Falkland Islands.
   Hear the Patagonian Crested Duck's Call:-

Photographs ©Nigel Key, Click thumbnail to enlarge.
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