Mijsk Duck

I his large diving duck has a rounded back, a stout head, and a heavy bill from which an unusual, disk-shaped lobe is suspended. It gets its name from the musky scent of its plumage. The Musk Duck feeds mainly on small aquatic animals, ranging in size from insects to frogs. It rarely leaves the water, moving with difficulty on land. NEST a hollow among plants at the water's edge; occasionally a hollow in a fallen tree.

Distribution s. Australia. • remark Males are much larger than females.

distribition disk-shaped lohe for display

Plumage Sexes differ

Migration Non.miRrant

Family CaTHAKTIDAE

Species c.atharres aura

distribution

with spread wings

Plumage Scxcs a,¡kc

Habitat

Migration |>artia| migrant

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