Cairina moschata

Muscovy Duck - This large duck is native to Mexico. Some domesticated forms have been introduced into Britain. There are various patterns and forms to the plumage but the true Muscovy is mostly black with white wing patches. The ducks here were photographed in Derby and Staffordshire UK. The black one and the video clip was in Cabanas De Tavira Portugal. The plumage on this one is closer to the true Muscovy.

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