Crested Ducks

The Crested Ducks (Lophonetta specularioides) is native to South America, where they are usually found in shallow coastal regions.


There are two subspecies:

    • Southern Crested Ducks or Patagonia Crested Duck (Lophonetta specularioides specularioides) – Nominate Form. Range: Falklands, Chile, and Argentina.


  • Andean Crested Duck (Lophonetta specularioides alticola) and


Diet / Feeding

The Crested Ducks feed on invertebrates and algae..


Breeding / Nesting

They nest in tall grass near water. The average clutch consists of 5 to 7 eggs.

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