Appearance: - The Bronze-winged Duck has a dark-brown head with a large white patch between the eye and the grey beak, a white stripe around the throat and neck, upperparts are chocolate-brown with light-brown scalloping on back, underparts are grey-brown, blackish wings with a distinctive purplish-bronze speculum, and legs and feet are yellow-orange. Both sexes are alike.
Size: - Typical Adult is 46-54cm (18-21in).
Food: - Aquatic plants, seeds, leaves, and also some invertebrates and aquatic insects.
Habitat/Range: - Wetlands, lakes, ponds and rivers of southern Chile and central Argentina.
Breeding Season: - From September to October.
Eggs: - 4 to 6 (deep-cream colour).
Notes: - The Bronze-winged Duck or Spectacled Duck is a South American dabbling duck. The female has a dog-like bark and is locally called the Dog-duck.
Conservation status (IUCN 3.1):
Classification: - Family: Anatidae,
Subfamily: Anatinae, Genus: Speculanas.