musk duck

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musk duck

n.
2. An Australian duck (Biziura lobata), the male of which has a leathery chin lobe and emits a musky odor during the breeding season.
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musk duck

n
1. (Animals) another name for Muscovy duck
2. (Animals) a duck, Biziura lobata, inhabiting swamps, lakes, and streams in Australia. The male has a leathery pouch beneath the bill and emits a musky odour
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Noun1.musk duck - large crested wild duck of Central America and South Americamusk duck - large crested wild duck of Central America and South America; widely domesticated
duck - small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
Cairina, genus Cairina - a genus of Anatidae
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These included two of the filter-feeding ducks (Pink-eared Duck Malacorhynchus membranaceus and Australasian Shoveler Anas rhynchotis), two of the diving ducks (Bluebilled Duck Oxyura australis and Musk Duck Biziura lobata) and a grebe (Hoary-headed Grebe).
# B=breeds regularly at WTP; NB=non-breeding visitor; RB=rarely breeds at WTP; V=vagrant Species Scientific name Magpie Goose Anseranas semipalmata Musk Duck Biziura lobata Freckled Duck Stictonetta naevosa Cape Barren Goose Cereopsis novaehollandiae Domestic Goose Anser sp.
Isolation and characterization of microsatellite markers in musk duck (Biziura lobata: Aves), and their application to other waterfowl species.