French: Canard à collier noir German: Rotschulterente Spanish: Pato acollarado
C & SE Bolivia and Paraguay S to N Argentina (N Buenos Aires), and E to W & E Uruguay and S Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul).
35–38 cm; 190–390 g. Male (which lacks eclipse plumage) has crown and nape black, sides of head and neck pale grey to pale buff, finely streaked darker, back... read more
Most information is from captivity: in pair flights, male gives short whistle and female a drawn-... read more
Swampy tropical forests and marshy clearings in well-wooded lowlands; also on secluded pools, small... read more
Food and feeding
Presumably mainly vegetarian diet, including seeds and other small items, e.g. insects. Forages by picking from surface and head dipping,... read more
Season largely unknown, suspected to start late summer/early autumn (perhaps influenced by water availability), with ducklings observed... read more
Direction and extent of movements not precisely known, but certainly disperses after breeding,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Very little known about status, but no indication that species is particularly rare and population considered stable; estimated at 10... read more
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