drake; speckled-white head; mostly black body plumage (Zoo; 2012-10-09)

White-winged Duck
Asacornis scutulata

Native Range: Oriental Region

Notes: a mostly blackish duck with a speckled-white head that is lighter-colored in the male than in the female; rather reminescent in appearance and behavior to the Muscovy duck of the Americas.

white speculum; some green on breast (Zoo; 2012-10-09)

mottled orange bill; red-orange iris (Zoo; 2012-10-09)

dorsal view (Zoo; 2012-10-09)

frontal view (Zoo; 2012-10-09)

pair with hen in foreground (Zoo; 2012-10-09)

pair with hen in front (Zoo; 2012-10-09)