Unlike other wiggles, the male and female are alike only the male is often less flamboyant and the couples are monogamous. This bird has a green head with a metallic sheen, a gray beak with a black tip. Her chest is covered with black and white feathers, and the sides are orange-brown. She has white cheeks and in front of her head, as well as white underwings. Length approx. 45 cm.
Females lay 6 to 10 eggs.
This swirling bird lives in the south of South America: in the Falkland Islands, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile, it prefers fresh water lakes, swamps, lagoons and rivers with slow currents. On the eve of winter, it flies to southeastern Brazil.