I snapped a picture of this beaut in Irvine, CA, but I do not believe it is in the list given in "Ducks at a Distance: A Waterfowl Identification Guide" by Bob Hines (http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/18884). What species of duck is this? I believe it has the shape of a duck, but the colors are unfamiliar to me.
You can see the distinctive spot around the eye and also the colored feathers on the back. Also, this bird is too big to be a duck.