French: Canard huppé German: Schopfente Spanish: Ánade juarjal
P. P. King, 1828,
Strait of Magellan.
Subspecies and Distribution
L. s. alticola
(Ménégaux, 1909) – Andes from C Peru S to N Argentina (Mendoza Province)#R.
L. s. specularioides
(P. P. King, 1828) – C Chile and W Argentina S to Tierra del Fuego; Falkland Is.
51–61 cm; male c. 785–1087 g, female c. 705–1031 g (specularioides), male c. 1005–1108 g, female c. 914–1018 g (alticola).... read more
Vocalizes regularly, compared to many ducks, in part due to species’ strong territoriality, with... read more
Freshwater, brackish or saline wetlands such as marshes, swamps, lakes, pools and lagoons,... read more
Food and feeding
Principally aquatic invertebrates (insects and their larvae, molluscs, crustaceans) with very few aquatic plants, mainly filamentous algae... read more
Season variable according to locality; laying dates in S, mainly Sept–Jan or Sept–Nov in Falklands; in Andes, mainly Jan–... read more
Mostly sedentary, but high-altitude or high-latitude breeders commonly disperse as far as coast in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Rather common, locally numerous; can concentrate in hundreds on turbid, alkaline lakes with large concentrations of zooplankton.... read more
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