Sunday, 5 October 2008

Moskusand - Muscovy Duck

The Muscovy Duck, Cairina moschata, is a large duck which is native to Mexico, Central and South America. A small wild population reaches into the US in the lower Rio Grande River basin in Texas. There also are feral breeding populations in North America in and around public parks in nearly every state of the USA and in the Canadian provinces; feral populations also exist in Europe. Although the Muscovy Duck is a tropical bird, it adapts to icy and snowy conditions down to –12°C (10°F) and below without ill effects.


11 comments:

Ivar Ivrig said...

Kul. Er denne fotografert i Drammen ?

Reader Wil said...

Mange takk. Jeg sjekker alltid Wikipedia. Og det bruker jeg også.

Anemone said...

Gud!! Se på de snodige nesehulla!!

Lilli & Nevada said...

I have never seen one of these before it is absolutely gorgeous

Abraham Lincoln said...

This must be the clown of the duck world. Handsome but odd looking. Almost like modern art.

kjpweb said...

Perfect in detail! Kudos, John!
Cheers, Klaus

Lawstude said...

This is one good looking duck. Very colorful indeed.

T and S said...

Ultimate shot...awesome details on this one

Randi said...

wow!! så eksotiske fugler dere har da...og så klarer å komme så nært den.

SWF bildene dine under her var helt fantastiske!!

Ha en fin uke.

Rose said...

I think he is quite handsome till you get to his beak area!

Coca Cutie said...

I cant say that is a beauty, but you photo is!
I have to try and come here every day.