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Monday Mystery 122622

IMG_1908A friend writes:

Dear Jim, 
This photo of my grandfather was probably taken in Brazil, where he was a missionary for a couple of years teaching agriculture.  I wonder if you could help me identify the bird he is holding.

I would also like to know why he was dressed in such a natty fashion that day. 

It sort of looks like a duck, almost Wood Duckish, and it appears to be banded. Any thoughts? (I know, not a great photo but that's all've got.) Possibly circa 1933.