Muscovy Duck

To: "crompton" <>, "birding aus" <>
Subject: Muscovy Duck
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2006 18:24:38 +1000
The Muscovy Duck are a domestic species, Cairina moschata, in places away from 
their natural home. They are derived from a species apparently native to 
Central and South America. So that would be why they would not feature in a 
normal book of European birds. As a domestic, they are very variable in colour 
and size. They are quite different from Mallards but occur with them in urban 
wetlands. Presumably they taste good. Someone should get rid of the ugly things!


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