MACCOA DUCK Oxyura maccoa

The African member of the genus, occuring over large areas of southern and Eastern Africa, from Ethiopian rift valley lakes south. The least sociable of the genus, found in pairs or family parties, with only small gatherings post-breeding. Males are polygynous, and are actively driven off by females after egg-laying. Very recent declines have resulted in an endangered listing, this is more so in East Africa. These record shots were taken in South Africa.

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