French: Canard à lunettes German: Kupferspiegelente Spanish: Ánade anteojillo
Other common names:
P. P. King
Strait of Magellan
S Chile and WC Argentina S to Tierra del Fuego.
46–54 cm; male c. 1130–1460 g, female c. 900–1070 g. Only possible risk of confusion is with Mareca sibilatrix, which has obvious green sheen on... read more
Most distinctive is female’s bark-like vocalization, a repeated, descending, raucous, 5–6-syllable... read more
Breeds by rivers, particularly where these are fast-flowing in wooded country; also on adjacent... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds, leaves, roots and stems of aquatic plants (Batrachium, Myriophyllum) and variable amounts of aquatic invertebrates... read more
Starts Sept/Oct, laying in Oct/Nov and young hatch late Dec to early Jan. Pairs my defend large foraging and breeding territories virtually... read more
Disperses N & E after breeding season, occurring regularly in Buenos Aires province and Mendoza... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently treated as Near Threatened. Considered widespread, but nowhere numerous, with overall population estimated by BirdLife International at... read more
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