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Monday, 12 August 2013

Muscovy Duck ((Cairina moschata)



The Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata) is a large duck native to MexicoCentral, and South America. Small wild and feral breeding populations have established themselves in the United States, particularly in the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, as well as in many other parts of North America, including southern Canada. Feral Muscovy Ducks are found in New Zealand and have also been reported in parts of Europe.
They are a large duck, with the males measuring about 76 cm in length, and weighing up to 15 pounds. Females are considerably smaller, and only grow to 7 pounds, roughly half the males' size. The bird is predominantly black and white, with the back feathers being iridescent and glossy in males, while the females are more drab. The amount of white on the neck and head is variable, as well as the bill, which can be yellow, pink, black, or any mixture of these. They may have white patches or bars on the wings, which become more noticeable during flight. Both sexes have pink or red wattles around the bill, those of the male being larger and more brightly colored. (Wikipedia)




48 comments:

  1. Great close ups of this Muscovy Bob ! This duck is very popular with local farmers. Great that you found such a beautiful speciman to photograph.

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  2. He looks a angry looking duck....well taken Bob.


    peter

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  3. Stupende foto e molto dettagliate! complimenti Bob! ciao Cri : )

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  4. Great portraits of this duck, Bob.
    They are very sharp and with lots of details.

    Greetings Irma

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    1. Yes, I love taking their photos Irma.

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  5. we have had muscovies around here - formerly domestic, turned feral since they can fly quite well. :)

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  6. Wat heb je hem heel mooi in beeld gebracht.klasse.

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  7. ALL IN BLACK
    HE LOVES DEPECHE MODE
    LOL
    BOB~~~~~~~~~~

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  8. Lovely details in these shots.

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  9. Hi Bob!
    Can't say its my favourite duck! Nothing like the one in your previous post!
    But your photography is as always superb!
    Keep well!

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  10. I had no idea they weren't native to the US. Great Shot!

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  11. what a spectacular, bob!
    great details, too.

    have a wonderful week ahead~

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  12. the face is almost like a vulture in a way

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  13. Such great detail in your captures, Bob! Such beautiful ducks!

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  14. Wonderful images Bob... we have one living in Mandys garden but it's totally wild... the garden backs onto the River Weaver

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  15. Hola compañer@, aunque llevo un tiempo sin comentar vuestras imágenes, no he dejado de verlas. Como estas que son magnificas y muy bueno el comentario .
    Un gran saludo de un feroz seguidor tu yo

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  16. This is not the most beautiful duck, but nice pictures, it was!

    Ottar

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  17. Beautiful duck with great color and beautiful details. Great job Bob.

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  18. Bob, wonderful close ups! I can't say it's the prettiest duck around! But it's mother probably loves him!

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  19. Bob, is many informations and beautiful Bird.
    Greatings.

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  20. Great! What a Close up....but is it Beautiful or not....looks like almost a turkey to me
    Hope you had a great weekend!
    Majsan//

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  21. Lovely close ups, not sure this is the best looking Duck in the world!!

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  22. Lieber Bob,
    ausdrucksvolle Fotos mit tollen Details.
    Einen schönen Abend wünscht dir
    Irmi

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  23. Great study Bob, #3 is the one!...[;o)

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  24. Again great close ups!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  25. always, great captures Bob, there's never a doubt what we're looking at when we come visit your blog

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  26. je le vois en grandeur nature depuis mon PC

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  27. That is a funny looking duck! :-)

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    1. You had better be on the look out, it doesn't like it, funny. LOL.

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  28. Bob
    Again I sit looking at your beautiful moments that you have laid solid again
    and clos-up as well as I can see him / her
    Thanks for your great show!
    grt,
    Annie
    http://anniezon.blogspot.nl/

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  29. Beautifully imaged Bob, what a great duck that.
    Beautiful your info there.

    Groetjes Tinie

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  30. It's a cute duck Bob!!!
    Amazing closeups!!!
    Two days without internet on the island!!!!!!Sorry!!!
    Dimi...

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    1. Two whole days, oh, I'll be missing you Dimi.

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  31. I love these. They have so much character.

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  32. WOW!! Especially the 2nd and 3rd picture I find great Bob.

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