MASKED DUCK - male
This is a widespread but never common nor easy to see duck. Hard to find, can be seen at small ponds and lakes below 2800 meters in Colombia. Widely distributed from southern Texas and México to Argentina, it is also present in West Indies and Trinidad.
Usually seen alone, in pairs or small groups, it prefers to stay in cover. As the Ruddy Duck, it submerges to feed in vegetation or to hide from the observer.