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Crested Duck Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Carcass Island, Falkland Islands
GPS: -51.3S, -60.5W, elev=32' MAP
Date: January 8, 2010
ID : 7C2V7787 [3888 x 2592]

Crested Duck Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Carcass Island, Falkland Islands
GPS: -51.3S, -60.5W, elev=32' MAP
Date: January 8, 2010
ID : 7C2V7739 [3888 x 2592]

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Crested Duck Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Saunders Island, Falkland Islands
GPS: -51.3S, -60.2W, elev=169' MAP
Date: January 9, 2010
ID : 7C2V8243 [3888 x 2592]

Crested Duck Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Saunders Island, Falkland Islands
GPS: -51.3S, -60.2W, elev=169' MAP
Date: January 9, 2010
ID : 7C2V8249 [3888 x 2592]

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Crested Duck Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Carcass Island, Falkland Islands
GPS: -51.3S, -60.5W, elev=32' MAP
Date: January 8, 2010
ID : 7C2V7808 [3888 x 2592]

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SPECIES INFO

The Crested Duck (Lophonetta specularioides) is a species of duck native to South America, the only member of the monotypic genus Lophonetta. It is sometimes included in Anas, but it belongs to a South American clade that diverged early in dabbling duck evolution (Johnson & Sorenson, 1999). There are two subspecies: L. specularioides alticola (Andean Crested Duck) and L. specularioides specularioides (Southern Crested Duck). The Southern Crested Duck is also called the Patagonia Crested Duck and its range is the Falklands, Chile, and Argentina.

It feeds on invertebrates and algae, and prefers shallow coatal regions. It nests in shrubbery near water and lays 5 to 7 eggs.





                                     



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