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Russell Co. Duck, swimming away: a Muscovy

About: Birds of Kentucky: Russell Co. Duck swimming away

By Billy Joe Fudge

Muscovy duck is their real name. But they are sometimes referred to as "Durkeys," because of the red head.

It has been said that a Muscovy can produce 2 pounds of droppings for every pound of food eaten. From this somewhat exaggerated saying one might be able to guess the local name to which they are most often referred, _ _ _ _ Duck. -BJF

This story was posted on 2010-10-11 17:00:27
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Birds of Kentucky: Russell Co. Duck, swimming away

2010-10-11 - Photo by John E. Moss (c) John E. Moss. Russell Co., KY"Duck: Swimming away from me," John E. Moss captions this beautiful capture. Photograph by John E. Moss A Best of Birds, Best of group at Species ID will be appreciated. -CM Update: Billy Joe Fudge identifies the duck as a Muscovy, sometimes called a Durkey, because Turkeyoid head.
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