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Muscovy Duck

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Alternate name
Cairina moschata Scientific name 
Anseriformes Order
Anatidae Family   
Male 86 cm     Female 64 cm Length
Inland waters mainly lakes, woodland. Below 1,000m Habitat
8-16 white eggs incubated by female for 35 days, the drake attends Clutch  
Plant material, small vertebrates and invertebrates Food   Diet
Males aggressive, territorial Habits
406 World No

Least Concern       


Photo by Arthur Grosset all rights reserved

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Muscovy Duck (Pato Real)
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Muscovy ducklings gathered in the shade
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