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Heteronetta atricapilla Scientific name 
Anseriformes Order
Anatidae Family   
35-40cm Length
Saline, brackish/alkaline lakes/marshes - permanent Habitat
It lays eggs in the nests of other birds but they don't harm the other chicks or eggs. The ducklings swim away to look after themselves. 21-day incubation. Clutch    Eggs
Seeds and other vegetable matter. Food   Diet
               Habits
361 World No

Endangered                         

Status

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