Birds of Colombia

    ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, Swans)  
Genus: Merganetta (1 species, 1 worldwide)

Torrent Duck
Torrent Duck (Merganetta armata colombiana) Male
Photograph by Juan Antonio Ocampo Wilches   © All Rights Reserved.

Torrent Duck
Torrent Duck (Merganetta armata colombiana) Female
OtĂșn Quimbaya Wildlife Sanctuary, Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Found in fast moving Andean streams over 1500m, where powerful legs let them swim against strong currents.

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