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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Knob-billed Duck

Found in central SA and the northern regions in all clear water, floodplains etc.

They eat grass, waterlilies, locusts and aquatic larvae.

 Identified by the large knob on its nose and the males have an iridescent purple/green lot of wings near his rump.

When not breeding they are found in large groups together.

Female below has no knob.
Info: Robert’s Birds of Southern Africa

1 comment:

Gaelyn said...

Must not be easy to see around that big knob.