Forum > Identifying Birds > No.6 - Florida Birds ???

Joey Posted 09-Jan-2018 10:40
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Post No.6 - This bird spotted in Florida. Unable to identify. Shiny black coating and a bright red streak around the eyes ? If anyone can help please.    

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Karmann65 Posted 09-Jan-2018 12:57
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Muscovy Duck. There are variations in colour and black is one of them. The feathers are quite iridescent and glossy in males. A little more drab in females. They're native to many parts of central and south America (inc Florida) but can also be found as far away as New Zealand, Australia and across parts of Europe.

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Joey Posted 09-Jan-2018 13:01
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Many thanks for your help - Very informative - I have quite a few more to upload yet!! 

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