The native hunchback is a bird found widely in the Amazon, living on the edge of lakes and rivers.

This bird feeds on seeds and insects, and its main feature: the back color of rust, gray forehead, belly, black, red beak and feet and wing featuring large white spot visible only when in flight.

 

The hunchback builds its nest in the hollows of trees, which puts about 7 to 15 eggs per season, which hatch about 25 days. Sometimes she puts some of their eggs in the nests of other ducks, which end up crashing and creating like yours.

 

After birth, the cubs go up on the inner wall of the nest and jump to the ground, where their parents await them, screaming. Without hurting yourself, head to the nearby water. While taking care of the young couple make their exchange of flight feathers at once, replacing all the long feathers of the wings. The bird is not flying for about two weeks, using along with the cubs, diving to escape predators.

 

With about two months old the chicks are flying.

 

The hunchback is easily tamed, becoming gentle and sometimes turning pet of the natives.

 

ANATIDAE - Dendrocygna autumnalis

 

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