Rosy-billed Pochard

Netta peposaca

The rosy-billed pochard (Netta peposaca), alternatively named rosybill or rosybill pochard, is a member of family Anatidae. The rosy-billed pochard is endemic to South America. It is found in Argentina, central Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay and southern Brazil. The population in southern Argentina migrates northward during the austral winter, reaching Brazil and southern Bolivia. It is a vagrant to the Falkland Islands. Like many other members of family Anatidae, the rosy-billed pochard exhibits significant sexual dimorphism. Males have a purplish-black head, neck and breast with gray sides, a white area on the crissum (the area around the cloaca), and a bright red bill and red eyes. The bill has a large rounded knob, which is bright red, and rest of the bill gradually fades towards a pale pink before ending with a black tip. The rounded knob of the bill increases in size and intensity in colour during the mating season. When in flight, the mostly dark plumage noticeably contrasts with the white primaries and secondaries. The legs and feet are yellow to orange. On the other hand, females are dull and brown. The bill is bluish-gray with a black tip and the legs are yellow-orange to gray. The contrasting white crissum is the most noticeable feature on females.
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A photo of a Rosy-billed Pochard photographed in  Brazil
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Kerlindo 213
Saturday 25 Feb 2023 - 12:18pm
Brazil
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Carlos Eduardo Rivas Pérez
Saturday 26 Nov 2022 - 8:00am
Chile
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Lucas Quivira
Sunday 13 Nov 2022 - 8:06am
Chile
A map showing the sighting location
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Carlos Eduardo Rivas Pérez
Sunday 13 Nov 2022 - 8:06am
Chile
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