This duck was fairly larger than the other ducks that were present. It also had a red face.
Domestic Muscovy Duck,Cairina moschata domestica.
Bakersfield, Kern County, California
8 February 2013
The Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata) is a large duck which is native to Mexico and Central and South America. A small wild population reaches into the United States in the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. There also are feral breeding populations in North America in and around public parks in nearly every state of the USA and in the Canadian provinces; feral populations also exist in Europe. Although the Muscovy Duck is a tropical bird,...