African Black Duck

Anas sparsa

A pair of African Black Ducks

This duck is found in central and southern Africa. It prefers moving water in wooded hill country.

The sexes are similar in plumage, but when seen in pairs, the males are distinctly larger than the females. Clutch size ranges from 4 to 8 eggs and incubation is 28 days. Nests are placed on the ground, well hidden and very close to running water.

Another African Black Duck
Photo courtesy of Clyde Robinson & Avian Empire

A female African Black Duck

More African Black Ducks
Photo courtesy of Clyde Robinson & Avian Empire



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