Order: Anseriformes | Family: Anatidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Female | Loc. Ceara, Brasil
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Ceara, Brasil
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Mato Grosso, Brasil
Age: Juvenile | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Mato Grosso, Brasil
Status: Uncommon and widely distributed in Amazonia where it is mostly found in oxbow lakes.
Name in Spanish: Pato Criollo.
Sub-species: Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata) (Linnaeus, 1758).
Meaning of Name: Cairina: Cairo, originating in this city of Egypt. moschata: L. moschi= referring to or originating from Moscow, Russia. A mistaken place of origin. Muscovy Ducks were thought to originate in the Cities of Cairo and Russia. They are actually native to South America.
- 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.