|American Comb Duck Sarkidiornis sylvicola|
|Brazil and Peru
The Comb Duck is distributed mainly in Brazil but patchily elsewhere in South America with some breeding birds in Panama. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.
They inhabit swamps, rivers, lakes and grasslands where they feed on seeds and grain with occasional insects. They graze on land and dabble and wade in shallow water.
|The male is unmistakable with a large fleshy knob on the top of his bill. This is lacking in the female as you can see in photo 1.|
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