(Netta peposaca)

FUN FACT

The Rosybill Pochard's species name -- peposaca -- comes from a native South American word meaning "showy wings," a reference to a broad white wing stripe that's only visible when the Rosybill's wings are outstretched.

Distribution

The southern part of South America.

Habitat

Lakes, rivers, and streams.

Diet

Water plants, insects.

Breeding

Status

Not Under Threat (Least Concern)

At the Aviary

See the Rosybill Pochard in our Wetlands of the Americas exhibit.