Order: Anseriformes | Family: Anatidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. No Data
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Amazonia, Brasil
Age: Adult & Chicks | Sex: Female & Unknown | Loc. Amazonia, Brasil
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Trinidad and Tobago
Status: The Masked Duck is widespread in Amazonia where is rare to uncommon in bodies of water with floating vegetation. It is also a rare visitor or may be resident on the coast of northern Peru.
Name in Spanish: Pato Enmascarado.
Sub-species: Masked Duck (Nomonyx dominicus), Linnaeus, 1766.
Meaning of Name: Nomonyx: Gr. Nomao= own, one that has and Onux= nail. dominica: originating from the Caribbean region of Hispaniola and the Dominican Republic.
- 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.