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Alternate name
Thalassornis leuconotus Scientific name 
Anseriformes Order
Dendrocygnidae Family   
43-48cm               Length
Freshwater marshes, lakes & pools. Range:- Angola , ,Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, , Chad, Congo, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mafia Island, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Pemba Island, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar & Zimbabwe. Habitat
Altitude
Range
4(6)9 eggs lain in a hidden nest on ground. Clutch    Eggs
Aquatic vegetation and small creatures. Food    Diet
Often in groups of up to ten birds.    Habits
352 - TSN: 175253 World No

Least Concern                           

Status

view photos Photo March 10, 2007 by dbarronoss all rights reserved

If you have sound recording of the White-backed Duck please send it to xeno-canto. 

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view photos Photo March 22, 2007 by Mia Lewis all rights reserved

Afrikaans: Witrugeend
Czech: husička kr?koocas? Kachnice belohrbet?br> Danish: Lappedykkerand
German: Wei??kenente, Wei?ucken-Pfeifgans, Wei??ken-Pfeifgans
English: White backed Duck, Whitebacked Duck, White-backed Duck, White-backed Whistling Duck, White-backed Whistling-Duck
Spanish: Pato de Lomo Blanco, Pato Dorsiblanco
Estonian: p?tpart
Finnish: lampisorsa, Valkoselk?orsa
French: Canard ?dos blanc, Dendrocygne ?dos blanc, Erismature ?dos blanc, ?ismature ?dos blanc
Hebrew: ברווז לבן גב
Italian: Anatra dal dorso bianco, Anatra dorsobianco
Japanese: koshijirogamo
Japanese: コシジロガモ
Latin: Thalassornis leuconotos, Thalassornis leuconotus, Thalassornis leuconotus leuconotus
Malagasy: Bedoka, Behola, Beloha, Danamona, Maheriloha, Salapiko
Dutch: Witrugeend
Norwegian: Hvitryggand
Polish: pokraczka
Portuguese: Pato-de-dorso-branco
Russian: Белоспинная савка, Белоспинная утка
Slovak: Strom?ka jarab?br> Shona: Dada
Sotho, Southern: Letata
Swedish: Vitryggad and
Swahili: Kotwe
Tsonga: Sekwa
Xhosa: Idada
Chinese: 白背鸭
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