Cairina moschata Photo Fiona Sunquist ©
Muscovy ducks are non-native dabbling ducks, common in suburban ponds and lakes, where they are often regarded as a nuisance because of their droppings and aggressive behavior. Originating in South America, muscovies do not swim much but have strong feet and claws for climbing and roosting in trees. Muscovy ducks may interbreed with domestic mallards and impact the nesting success of native waterfowl.
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