I came across this pair of birds and originally guessed... these must be some sort of exotic goose. Turns out they're a very large duck. I don't know about you folks, but I kinda think they're attractive. I know what some of you might be thinking... and to that I say... they are apparently quite tasty.
The Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata) is a large duck native to Mexico, Central, and South America. Small wild and feral breeding populations have established themselves in the United States, particularly in the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, as well as in many other parts of North America, including southern Canada. Feral Muscovy Ducks are found in New Zealand and have also been reported in parts of Europe.
Another interesting link about these unique quackers was to a blog called The Hedge Combers. The post was titled Raising Muscovy Ducks.
Have a great weekend!