rosy-billed pochard

Rosy-billed Pochard

Netta peposaca

CLASS Aves | ORDER Anseriformes | FAMILY Anatinae

RANGE Argentina and central Chile, through southern Brazil

HABITAT Generally found in fresh and saline wetlands with abundant vegetation

DIET Seeds, roots, aquatic plants, grasses, and sedges

IUCN Status Least Concern

rosy-billed pochard babies

Males are unmistakable with a black head, back, and tail, white vent, gray sides, and a striking red bill with a swollen lump at the base. Females are dull brown with a dark bill, white belly, and white eyerings. Both sexes have striking white flight feathers.