Muscovy Duck is a very large and wild species of waterfowl which is found in South America, Mexico and some parts of the Latin America. Muscovy ducks are mainly found in black and white colors, with the males measuring about 76 cm in length, and weighing up to 15 pounds. Females are considerably smaller, and only grow to 7 pounds, roughly half the males’ size. The Muscovy Duck is known scientifically as Cairina moschata and both the sexes have pink or red wattles around the bill, those of the male being larger and more brightly colored.
The muscovy duck is found in all parts of the world in a domesticated state. Its chief breeding range in the wild includes Central America and northern South America. In North America, muscovies are found locally in Mexico and a small population inhabits southern Texas at the extreme northern edge of its range. Muscovies prefer wetlands near forested areas and nest in tree cavities or nest boxes, laying an average of 8 eggs. The large and wild Muscovy duck is a sedentary waterfowl of Latin America and generally do not have established migration patterns.