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African Black Duck 

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Alternate name
Anas sparsa Scientific name 
Anseriformes Order
Anatidae Family   
51-57cm              Length
Mainly rivers, streams and creeks. Habitat
5-9 cream or buff eggs incubated in 28-32 days female. Clutch   
chironomid larvae, (bloodworm) other larva, vegetation, small fish, crabs. Food    Diet
Territorial usually seen in pairs, Habits
429 World No

Least Concern          


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Call  (Anas sparsa) Louis A. Hansen XC29204 24-03-2007, Tanzania

African Black Duck

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