Monday, September 17, 2012

Today's Bird: the Torrent Duck!

After multiple requests that the blog be reawakened, I bring you: The Torrent Duck! Torrent Ducks live in South America, in relatively low-lying areas.  They hang out in fast-moving rivers, swimming amongst the rapids (hence their name). The female is pretty fancy for a girl duck--she's the one with the red belly and blue-gray back.  The male has the fancy black and white headgear. I got to watch this pair dive in and out of the white-water in Aguas Calientes, Peru on June 19, 2012.

1 comment:

  1. Those might be the exact same Torrent Ducks that I saw in Aguas Caliente. Although your picture is way better than mine turned out. Can't wait to see more Peruvian birds on your blog!