Clara Urena submitted this photo of a male Muscovy duck at Bexley, in Land O’ Lakes. This strange, warty-faced duck causes confusion for some bird watchers, as it’s very distinctive and quite commonly seen, yet does not appear in some field guides. Wild Muscovy ducks are glossy black with bold white wing patches and are forest dwellers that nest in tree cavities. The word ‘Muscovy’ may refer to the Muscovy Company (incorporated in London in 1555), which transported these ducks to England and France.
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