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Muscovy Duck at Beekse Bergen

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  1. It's a Muscovy Duck (in Dutch: Muskuseend) Posted 6 years ago
    1. Thanks for the identification! I was suspecting it to be a muscovy, but I was in doubt because most seem to have bigger "bumbs" around their eyes and beak. Posted 6 years ago
      1. I suppose it's a female. Posted 6 years ago
  2. The wild Muscovy Duck is the base of the homeopathic remedy oscillococcinum; heart and liver. Posted 6 years ago

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The Muscovy duck is a large duck native to Mexico, Central, 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 and South Florida as well as in many other parts of North America, including southern Canada. Feral Muscovy ducks are found in New Zealand, Australia, and in parts of Europe.

They are a large duck, with the males about 76 cm or 30 inches long, and weighing up.. more

Similar species: Ducks, Geese, Etc.
Species identified by Frankhuizen Photography
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Uploaded Aug 1, 2012. Captured Apr 29, 2011 14:42.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO640
  • 500mm