chestnut-brown head with white oval patch (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

Bronze-winged (Spectacled) Duck
Speculanas specularis

Native Range: South America

Notes: a dabbling duck that is the sole member of its genus; belongs to a South American lineage that also contains the Crested Duck and Brazilian Duck, two other species that likewise are placed in their own monotypic genera; the female issues a harsh barking call; inhabits forested rivers and fast-flowing streams on lower slopes west of the Andes; no sexual dimorphism.

white patch on the neck too; broze speculum (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

yellow legs and feet; brownish plumage overall (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

dorsal view (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

posing while facing left (Zoo; 2012-10-23)

facing right (Zoo; 2012-10-23)