brown-spotted plumage overall; lighter face and throat (Zoo; 2012-10-23)

Crested Duck
Lophonetta specularioides

Native Range: South America

Notes: a drab species native to Patagonia in southern South America; both sexes have a slight crest that gives the species its name; the crest is often held low and then is barely visible.

red iris; black legs and feet; slightly crested head (Zoo; 2012-10-23)

pointed tail (Zoo; 2012-10-23)

swimming (Zoo; 2012-10-23)

standing; nothe the green and white speculum (Zoo; 2012-10-23)