BRONZE-WINGED or SPECTACLED DUCK Speculanas specularis

Originally placed in the genus Anas, it actually has no close relatives and now forms a monotypic genus. Found in southern South America on rivers and marshes, pairs and small parties are frequently come across but large flocks aren't usual. Birds probably mate for life, nesting on the ground, and the male helps with tending broods. Some movement northward occurs in the Austral winter. Formerly known as Spectacled Duck, which is no more appropriate than Bronze-winged, since the large speculum is more dark pink in colour. Birds on this page were taken in Tierra del Fuego.

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