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.

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).
Later, camping with 'many other natives' by a swampy lake (near Bindoon), he shot a musk duck, grabbed two swans by hand, ate 'a bandicoot, an opossum, two kangaroo rats, a young swan, and a musk duck', then baked and ate a damper.
In contrast, fewer genetic markers have been established in the duck and only a few articles have been published for some species including the Peking duck, eider duck, muscovy duck, mallard, white-headed duck, ruddy duck and musk duck (Maak et al., 2000; Maak et al., 2003; Paulus and Tiedemann, 2003; Stai and Hughes, 2003; Denk et al., 2004; Munoz-Fuentes et al., 2005; Guay and Mulder, 2005; Huang et al., 2005; Huang et al., 2006).