Patagonian Crested Duck Lophonetta specularioides

Patagonian Crested Duck
Patagonian Crested Duck
The Patagonian Crested Duck, also called the Southern Crested, comes from southern Chile, southern Argentina and the Falklands.
A slightly larger, less spotted, subspecies called the Andean Crested Duck lives in the more northern part of South America. Both bear resemblance to the smaller Eurasian Marbled Duck.
Patagonian Crested Duck
Male and female have similar plumage
Patagonian Crested Duck
Patagonian Crested Duck
The "speculum" can appear green or bronze