French: Nette demi-deuil German: Rosenschnabelente Spanish: Pato picazo
Other common names:
Paraguay and Buenos Aires, Argentina
From C Chile (Atacama), Bolivia, Paraguay and S Brazil S to Tierra del Fuego.
53–57 cm; c. 1000–1180 g, mean 1078·9 ± 90·36 g, and 1154·7 ± 86·59 g for females and males, respectively. Distinctive,... read more
Most calls are specifically associated with agonistic or courtship behaviour, with three different... read more
Relatively shallow freshwater swamps, marshes and small lakes with abundant floating vegetation on... read more
Food and feeding
Little known, but apparently essentially vegetarian diet; seeds, roots and vegetative parts of aquatic plants, grasses and sedges. Only... read more
Mainly Oct/Nov; Feb/Mar in Paraguay, and broods noted in S Brazil until Apr. Breeding system apparently unrecorded, though might be... read more
Partially migratory; southernmost populations descend to lower latitudes to winter as far N as... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Abundant although usually found in small groups, with overall population estimated at > 1,000,000 birds at start of millenium.... read more
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