Muscovy Duck Identification

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Muscovy Ducks are large, heavy-bodied ducks with long necks that can make them look like small geese. They have a fairly long bill that slopes smoothly up to the forehead. The tail is fairly long. Males are larger than females; domesticated individuals are often larger than wild.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Mallard; smaller than a Canada Goose.

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    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 26.0-33.1 in (66-84 cm)
      • Weight: 70.2-141.1 oz (1990-4000 g)
      • Wingspan: 53.9-59.8 in (137-152 cm)