New World Comb Duck

a.k.a. American Comb Duck

Sarkidiornis sylvicola

New World Comb Duck
Photo courtesy of Clyde Robinson & Avian Empire

This Comb Duck is found from Venezuela south to northern Argentina. It prefers aqautic situations located in sparsely wooded areas.

Sexes are similar in appearance, although the males are noticeably larger. The species is polygamous and a dominant drake will have a harem of 3-4 females. Nests are usually, but not always, in cavities above the ground. Incubation is 30 days and clutch size is from 8-12 glossy yellowish-white eggs.

It is hardy in captivity, altho' a shy breeder.


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