Muscovy duck

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Muscovy Duck
A Muscovy Duck stretching its wings in a freshwater spring
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Genus: Cairina
Species: C. moschata
Binomial name
Cairina moschata
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Cairina moschata is an duck from Mexico. Its common name Muscovy duck comes from commerce with Russia. It is related to Aix, a species of shelduck.

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