drake; rosy bill with knob at base; black head, breast (Zoo; 2009-09-18)

Rosy-billed Pochard
Netta peposaca

Native Range: South america

Notes: one of the most abundant ducks in South America; often lays its eggs in other duck nests, and in turn is sometimes nest-parasitized by the Black-headed Duck.

red iris; grey flanks; yellow legs; black back (Zoo; 2009-09-18)

drake (left) and hen, who is much browner all over (Zoo; 2009-09-18)

pair; note whitish eye-ring and face of hen (Zoo; 2009-09-18)

pair; note bluish bill of hen (Zoo; 2009-09-18)

drake posing for a picture (Zoo; 2008-11-30)