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Old 10-18-2011, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I'm taking pictures for my Science class. I can't find this bird in my birding guide. It was sitting next to a lake here in Florida. The ugly red eye and the white around the neck were the most distinguished features I was looking for. Anyone know what species it is?

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Old 10-18-2011, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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The Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata)

is my guess.

Muscovy Duck - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 10-18-2011, 03:29 PM
 
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They look like [URL="http://www.google.com/search?q=muscovy+duck&hl=en&safe=off&prmd=imvnse&t bm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=4O-dTsKdBYqeOuiftY4J&ved=0CEQQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=622"]Muscovy ducks[/URL].
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Old 10-19-2011, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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The Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata)

is my guess.

Muscovy Duck - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As far as I can tell, that's not a guess. It's a muscovy duck.
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Old 10-19-2011, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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Yep, it's a muscovy. They had tons of them on the golf course in Florida where I grew up.
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:25 PM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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muscovy, and they are cool ducks, often used for meaties but they are also known as the moquitoe duck, they love skeeters!
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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muscovy, and they are cool ducks, often used for meaties but they are also known as the moquitoe duck, they love skeeters!
A friend of mine does rehab work in Montana and someone brought in a tiny one that had an injured wing or leg. Can't remember which. Took forever for it to heal and once it did it was too tame to release. It lives in the house now with her and the dogs and wears duck diapers. He's just the neatest thing but man is he a trouble maker! He's had surgery for eating ........ a nickle I think? Penny? Anyway, whichever it is, is highly toxic and made him sick and they had to do surgery to remove it. He's always into something!
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:14 AM
 
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Thumbs up yep...

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muscovy, and they are cool ducks, often used for meaties but they are also known as the moquitoe duck, they love skeeters!
and they don't 'quack'...
Koale
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Charlotte county, Florida
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I call them Pain in the ass ducks...

In Florida they form these lines and cross the street..I actualy dont mind it..it's cute..
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