A Maccoa Duck
probably a male in eclipse plumage, but it could be a hen
Photo courtesy of Clyde Robinson & Avian Empire
This is the only member of the Stiff-tail group found in tropical Africa. Its closest relative is probably the White-headed Duck.
Occurs on shallow lakes and marches with heavy vegetation, both emergent and fringe. They are nonmigratory and live mostly in pairs or family parties.
A trio of Maccoa
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