Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Ducks, Geese and Swans :: Crested Duck
Crested Duck Anas specularioides
Described by: King (1828)
Alternate common name(s): South Amercian Crested Duck, Andean Crested Duck, Patagonian Crested Duck
Old scientific name(s): Lophonetta specularioides, Tadorna specularioides
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RangeAndes of c. to s. South America; Falkland Is.;
(1) High Andes of Peru (Huanuco, Ancash, Amazonas and Lake Junin) and c. and s. Bolivia s. to 35°S in n. Chile (Lontue) and 38°S in nw. Argentina. The two races intergrade in the Andes of Talca, n. Chile.
(2) Highlands of Chile s. in the Andes from Talca, Laguna del Maula and generally s. from Aisen, then in the Andes of Argentina from s. from Mendoza and Neuquen to (Patagonia) Chubut, Santa Cruz to Tierra del Fuego, Cape Horn and the Falkland Is. Its breeding range becomes coastal s. of 45°S in Chile and 42°S in Argentina.
Winters n. to ne. Argentina (Buenos Aires Province, Mar del Plata)
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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