- A large duck (Cairina moschata) which is native to Mexico, Central and South America.
2001 August 31, Cecil Adams, “The Straight Dope”, in Chicago Reader:
- Other species not protected include "exotic and feral species such as mute swans, graylag geese, muscovy ducks, European starlings, house (English) sparrows, and rock doves (pigeons)."
1847, Mayne Reid, Popular Adventure Tales:
- Over the water swept the great harpy eagle--also a fisher like his white-headed cousin of the North; and now and then flocks of muscovy ducks made the air resound with their strong broad wings.