Adult. Photo: cuatrok77/Flickr (CC BY SA 2.0)

Widespread in the Caribbean and South America, this marsh duck sometimes wanders to Florida, mainly in winter. Sightings elsewhere in eastern North America might pertain to escapes from captivity.
Family Ducks and Geese
Widespread in the Caribbean and South America, this marsh duck sometimes wanders to Florida, mainly in winter. Sightings elsewhere in eastern North America might pertain to escapes from captivity.

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Text © Kenn Kaufman, adapted from
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Male gives a squeaky call and female a short quack.
Audio © Lang Elliott, Bob McGuire, Kevin Colver, Martyn Stewart and others.
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