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Duck, African Black

Identify and index birds in Southern Africa

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Duck, African Black

Unread postby francoisd » Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:22 pm

African black duck (Anas sparsa)

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Other names:
Afrikaans: Swarteend
German: Schwarzente
French: Canard noirâtre
Dutch: Afrikaanse zwarte eend


Habits
A shy bird generally found in pairs along fast-flowing well-wooded highland streams. It has distinctive white scalloping on the upperparts which may, in some individuals, form bands. The sexes are similar in plumage, but when seen in pairs, the males are distinctly larger than the females. A very territorial duck

Food
Aquatic insects, seeds, plant material, small fish, crabs and snails

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Unread postby Muhammad » Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:20 pm

Lower Sabie,Low Water Bridge,Jan 2007.
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Re: Duck, African Black

Unread postby mafortini » Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:08 am

I managed to capture this photo at the Lower Sabie weir in Dec 2006.

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Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:07 pm

At the Sasolhide, WSBG. This was the closest I've seen them come to the hide....sometimes helps if everyone leaves, quietness settles down, and it's you alone, waiting...

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Re: Duck, African Black

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sun May 03, 2015 8:27 pm

Early morning in golden light.....

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