Muscovy Duck

The Muscovy Duck is a large duck which is native to Mexico and Central and South America. A small wild population reaches into the United States in the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. There also are feral breeding populations in North America in and around public parks in nearly every state of the USA and in the Canadian provinces; feral populations also exist in Europe. Although the Muscovy Duck is a tropical bird, it adapts to icy and snowy conditions down to –12°C and below without ill effects.

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The Muscovy Duck is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata) is a large duck which is native to Mexico and Central and South America. A small wild population reaches into the United States in the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. There also are feral breeding populations in North America in and around public parks in nearly every state of the USA and in the Canadian provinces; feral populations also exist in Europe. More

The Muscovy Duck, Cairina moschata, is a large perching duck which is native to Mexico, Central and South America. Significant feral populations exist in Florida and southern Texas. There are now reports of individual birds or flocks (usually family groups) in: Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, New York, Virginia; Canada; United Kingdom and now even one report (with photo) of a male duck in Okinawa, Japan. These ducks appear to be spreading fast. More

Muscovy Duck Central is a project I began in early 2006 in an effort to build a community where individuals who share a passion for Muscovy can meet and interact online. More

Muscovy ducks require an incubation period of 35 days. Eggs should be set with the large end up or in a horizontal position depending on the type of incubator trays used. It is suggested that hatcheries use the manufacturer’s recommended temperature and humidity settings for duck eggs until experience is gained. Most machines are equipped with automatic turning devices and they should be set to turn the eggs every hour. More

And, being so lean, meat from the Muscovy duck is not greasy as is the case with other ducks. Some say that the meat tastes a lot like expensive ham. Others say it is hard to tell from other expensive cuts of meat. So what do Muscovy ducks eat? Once people find out what Muscovies like to dine on, then this duck becomes a must for their farm or estate. Every year, our neighbors complain about the flies and mosquitos that they have to put up with. More

The Muscovy Duck is native to Central and South America, and is also known as the Musky Duck. More from Florida Photography by Fenichel INDEX: - Photography by Fenichel © 1996-2008 Michael Fenichel This page last updated: Saturday, 06-Dec-2008 18:43:06 CST Valid HTML 4. More

Some people think the Muscovy Duck domestic duck breed is rather ugly, with its grey-white feathers and a pink/red crest covering their head. Regardless, this Brazilian duck breed comes in a startling array of duck color varieties, including purple and blue! Interestingly enough, the Muscovy duck breed doesn't usually swim. The Muscovy duck breed can also reach a heavy weight compared to other duck breeds—male Muscovy ducks can get as heavy as 15 pounds, while female Muscovy ducks can grow to 10 pounds. More

Relatively easy to raise and care for, Muscovy ducks are a wise pet of choice among anyone looking to exercise insect control in their yard, farm or ranch. Muscovy ducks are not the most popular breeds of ducks for domestication, but they are still capable of serving a purpose, making it well worthwhile to learn how to raise them. Difficulty: ModerateInstructions 1. More

Description: Muscovy ducks are brownish-black in coloration, with iridescent green and purple dorsal plumage and white wing patches. The legs and feet are grayish-black and the iris is yellowish-brown. Males and females are similar in appearance, but males are nearly twice as large as females. In addition, males have a patch of bare black skin surrounded by pinkish-red caruncles (fleshy outgrowths) which extends from the back of the eye to the bill. More

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This close-up photo of an adult Muscovy Duck, was taken at Estrela Garden, Lisbon by Alvesgaspar. See how different they are as adults? When a breed of animal is a baby, it’s often considered cute. With baby birds, they are also soft and fuzzy in appearance. The baby duckling above looks like most ducks, but when it’s grown, it will not be the typical white duck one would feed at the park. At first glance, it looks like it may have some turkey ancestors. More

The Muscovy Duck is a somewhat aggressive breed. The males often fight over food, territory or mates. The females fight with each other less often. The Muscovy Duck's diet consists of plant material obtained by grazing or dabbling in shallow water, with some small vertebrates and insects. - angybone, pablominto, oscarromulus, marhowie, blakitan, Alex99, pvb, Hil, mikou ha puntuado esta nota como More

production in the tropics we should be looking at Muscovy ducks," says ECHO (Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization). Not just in the tropics. "We started with a drake and two ducks. After eight months we've had about 25 eggs to eat and 45 ducks of various sizes to eat." Muscovies are said to lay 195 eggs a year over a 40-week season. They'll nest three or four times during the season, hatching up to 20 ducklings a time. More

Muscovy Duck: Prefers forests near water where it roosts in trees at night and nests in tree cavities. Native to Mexico, Central, and South America. Wild birds are restricted to the lower Rio Grande valley. There is a large feral population in southern Florida and Texas. More

prohibit sale, transfer, or propagation of muscovy ducks for hunting and any other purpose other than food production, and to allow their removal in locations in which the species does not occur naturally in the contiguous United States, Alaska, and Hawaii, and in U.S. territories and possessions. More

muscovy ducks at the lake...two males and two females. Brood "1" February 10, 2003 The 17 eggs of the hen I named "Midnight", hatched on February 10, 2003. It was a cold day, even for the 40's. "Midnight" proudly walked her ducklings to the pond where she introduced them to the lake. Seventeen ducklings was a lot to protect, and the predators and weather took its toll. More

a Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata) and the white duck in the background is a drake (male) Pekin Duck, which is a domesticated breed of Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos). Pekin ducks were first introduced into the United States from China in 1873. More

The Muscovy duck, known as the Barbary or Barbarie duck in England, is raised for its breast meat and liver, is leaner than the Pekin duck. Because the breed originated in the hot climate of Brazil, it has thinner skin and much less fat than other breeds, making it a better choice for cooking and eating (the males are meatier than the females). The Muscovy has redder meat and a more pronounced flavor. More

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Muscovy ducks are unique and strangely beautiful waterfowl that are native to the wooded swamps and marshes of South and central America and Mexico. I hope to share facts and dispel some of the myths surrounding the mysterious Muscovy Duck. Muscovy ducks will steal your heart if you ever get to know them. They are friendly and have become accustomed to living alongside humans. More

Muscovy Duck Central's webring is designed to join together Muscovy breeders throughout the US and Canada to form a community where we all prosper. More

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Order : Anseriformes
Family : Anatidae
Genus : Cairina
Species : moschata
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)