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Torrent Duck Merganetta armata

Sections

Systematics

Geographic Variation

Gutierres-Pinto et al. (2014) measured specimens throughout their range and discovered that high elevation (cold habitat) ducks were larger than those of lower (warmer) elevations.

Related Species

From Dickinson 2003;

Six subspecies recognized.

Merganetta armata colombiana....Andes of w. Venezuela, Colombia to c. Ecuador

M. a. leucogenis.............................Andes of n. Peru

M. a. tumeri...................................Andes of s. Peru

M. a. garleppi................................Andes of n. Bolivia

M. a. belepschi..............................Andes of s. Bolivia and nw. Argentina

M.a. armata...................................Andes of c. chile and w. Argentina

Recommended Citation

Torrent Duck (Merganetta armata), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/torduc1