Comb Duck

Comb Duck

South American Comb Duck
Sarkidiornis sylvicola


CLASS
Aves
ORDER
Anseriformes
FAMILY
Anatidae

Range

South America including Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela


Habitat

Savanna woodlands with lagoons and wetlands


Diet

Aquatic vegetation, seeds, fish and invertebrates

Weight

2.5 – 6 lbs.

Size

22 – 30 in.

Incubation

28 – 30 days

Clutch

6 - 20 eggs

IUCN Status

Not Listed

Facts

  • Comb Ducks are most commonly seen alone or in small groups.
  • Primarily sedentary. Only season movements due to water availability during the dry season.
  • Diurnal (active during the daytime)
  • Young are precocial, but stay near the female until they learn to fly.

 

Conservation

Although the population is considered stable, it faces threats from habitat loss and hunting.

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