Order: Anseriformes | Family: Anatidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Brasil
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Northern Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Huallaga River, Peru
Age: Juveniles | Sex: Unknown |Loc. Pto. Eten, Chiclayo
Status: The Comb Duck is known as a resident in parts of the Marañon and Huallaga River drainages. Also, in Loreto along the Marañon River, Pacaya Samiria, the San Martin region, and Tumbes and Piura regions. There are also scattered sight records along the coast of Peru.
Name in Spanish: Pato Crestudo.
Sub-species: Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis syvicola), Pennant, 1769.
Meaning of Name: Sarkidiornis: Gr. sarx= flesh; sarkidion= small piece of meat and ornis= bird. sylvicola: derived from Latin word meaning “forest” and the “dweller” referring to preferred habitat.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 11/09/2014.