Barbary Duck (Muscovy Duck, Cairina moschata)

 

Barbary Duck

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Ducks come under the brief of:
· The Domestic Waterfowl Club of Great Britain
· The British Waterfowl Association

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Characteristics

All ducks have long claws on their feet and a wide flat tail. The wild Duck is blackish, with large white wing patches. Domesticated birds may look similar; most are dark brown or black mixed with white, particularly on the head. Other colors such as lavender or all-white are also seen. Both sexes have a nude black-and-red or all-red face; the drake also has low erectile crest of feathers and caruncles at the base of the bill.

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Origin

Mexico, Central and South America

Egg Color

White

Egg Numbers

8-16