These ducks are named after the bright red beak of the male. In the wild they are found in southern South America, where they are are a still abundant.

They are classified as a pochard but unlike most members of this group, which dive to find food, rosybills generally feed from the water’s surface and often venture onto land to graze.

They are a popular duck in waterfowl collections as they are hardy, easy to breed and the males stays in full colour all year round.


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