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Netta peposaca

Netta peposaca (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Anseriformes
Familia: Anatidae
Subfamilia: Anatinae
Genus: Netta
Species: Netta peposaca


Netta peposaca (Vieillot, 1816)

Vernacular name
Česky: Zrzohlávka peposaka
English: Rosybill
Español: Pato Picazo
Français: Nette demi-deuil
日本語: ベニバシガモ
‪Norsk (bokmål)‬: Peposacaand

The Rosybill or Rosybill Pochard (Netta peposaca[2]) is a duck with a distinctive red bill on males and a slate-colored bill on females. Though classified as a diving duck, this pochard feeds more like a dabbling duck.

The species name peposaca is derived from a Guaraní word for "showy wings", referring to the broad white stripe that is only visible with stretched out wings.

The Rosybill is endemic to South America. It is found in Argentina, central Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay and southern Brazil. The population in southern Argentina migrates northward during the austral winter, reaching Brazil and southern Bolivia. It is a vagrant to the Falkland Islands.[3]


1. ^ BirdLife International (2004). Netta peposaca. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved on 11 May 2006. Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern
2. ^ Netta is Ancient Greek for a duck. peposaca is a transcription of the Guaraní name of this species which means "showy wings": Netta species have a bright white stripe on their remiges which becomes visible in flight.
3. ^ Wildlife Information: Netta peposaca

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