Crested Ducks Lophonetta specularoides, photographed in Argentine Lake, Argentina, in January 2009


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


There are two subspecies:

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


  • Andean Crested Duck (Lophonetta specularioides alticola) and

White Crested Duck (Lophonetta specularioides)


Diet / Feeding

They feed on invertebrates and algae..


Breeding / Nesting

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

Relevant Resources

Crested Duck



Please Note: The articles or images on this page are the sole property of the authors or photographers. Please contact them directly with respect to any copyright or licensing questions. Thank you.