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 Post subject: Duck in Rietvlei
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:13 pm 
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Hi, saw this duck in Rietvlei nature reserve can anyone Id it


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 Post subject: Re: Duck in Rietvlei
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:21 pm 
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It looks like a Mandarin duck. It is not an indigenous species and should be removed from the reserve. They may interbreed with local species.

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 Post subject: Re: Duck in Rietvlei
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:40 pm 
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Hi we actually thought it was a type of Wood Duck


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 Post subject: Re: Duck in Rietvlei
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:59 pm 
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It does indeed look like a Mandarin Duck.

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 Post subject: Re: Duck in Rietvlei
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I think you'll find it's a Carolina Wood Duck - common in wildfowl collections & not indigenous, although I don't think it interbreeds with our indigenous ducks


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 Post subject: Re: Duck in Rietvlei
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mosij wrote:
I think you'll find it's a Carolina Wood Duck - common in wildfowl collections & not indigenous, although I don't think it interbreeds with our indigenous ducks


Agree with the ID.

Although it probably can't interbreed with indigenous species, it should still be removed.


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