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454551061_803847b6db.jpg?v=0 (92871 bytes) Alternate name
Oxyura leucocephala Scientific name 
Anseriformes Order
Anatidae Family   
43-48 cm               Length
Fresh, saline and alkaline lakes and marshes. Habitat

4-9 eggs, usually 5 or 6,

Clutch    Eggs
Small aquatic creatures and some plant matter. Food    Diet
Mainly silent     Habits
356 World No

Endangered       BirdLife Preventing Extinctions  


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01/03/2008 0000000

25/10/2009 500,000

28/02/2012 870,300



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