Hartlaub's Duck

Pteronetta hartlaubi

Hartlaub's Ducks
Photo courtesy of Clyde Robinson & Avian Empire

Hartlaub's is a West African forest duck that prefers secluded pools and streams. At one point it was considered one of the perching ducks. Later it was lumped with the dabbling ducks, but no one actually seems sure of its relationships.

It is most commonly seen in pairs, although small flocks may form on larger bodies of water.

In captivity is has nested in tree cavities and the like.

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