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Duck in Rietvlei

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Duck in Rietvlei

Unread post by Shane Gover » Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:13 pm

Hi, saw this duck in Rietvlei nature reserve can anyone Id it


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Re: Duck in Rietvlei

Unread post by Rooies » Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:21 pm

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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Re: Duck in Rietvlei

Unread post by Glenn Gover » Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:40 pm

Hi we actually thought it was a type of Wood Duck

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Re: Duck in Rietvlei

Unread post by Riaanf31 » Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:59 pm

It does indeed look like a Mandarin Duck.
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Re: Duck in Rietvlei

Unread post by mosij » Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:08 pm

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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Re: Duck in Rietvlei

Unread post by Yoda » Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:18 am

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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