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2005-12-21 08:15:00

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Fifteen African ducks have won Cape Town's battle of the birds, replacing more hardy European species that have been forcibly removed from the South African tourist city's reservoirs. Officials this week released native yellow-billed ducks into two reservoirs after removing 26 mallard ducks and members of five other alien species in a programme to wipe out alien fauna and flora in the area -- recognized as one of the world's smallest distinct local ecosystems. "The...


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African Black Duck, Anas sparsa
2012-03-22 18:23:56

The African Black Duck, (Anas sparsa), is a species of duck. Though it is a member of the genus Anas, it is genetically close in relation to the mallard group. Even with some peculiarities in behavior and plumage, it has been placed in the subgenus Melananas. It is found in central and southern Africa. It is also commonly known as the Black River Duck, West African Duck or Ethiopian Black Duck. The African Black Duck is almost an entirely black duck with white markings on its back. This...

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2006-03-22 13:52:53

The Spotbill (Anas poecilorhyncha) also known as the Spot-billed Duck, is a dabbling duck which breeds in tropical and eastern Asia. In the southern part of this range (from India to southern Japan), the Spotbill is resident. The northern race (Chinese Spotbill) is migratory, wintering in southeast Asia. It is quite gregarious outside the breeding season and forms small flocks. These are Mallard-sized ducks with mainly gray plumage, a paler head and neck, and a black bill tipped bright...

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2006-03-20 11:23:28

The Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa) is a dabbling duck found throughout much of Indonesia, New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, as well as many islands in the southwestern Pacific, reaching to the Caroline Islands in the north and French Polynesia in the east. It is usually called the Grey Duck or Parera in New Zealand. This gregarious duck is found in a variety of wetland habitats, and its nesting habits are much like those of the Mallard, which is encroaching on its range in New...

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2006-03-20 11:13:50

The Yellow-billed Duck (Anas undulate) is a dabbling duck which is an abundant resident breeder throughout southern and eastern Africa. This duck is not migratory, but will often wander during the dry season in search of suitable waters. It is highly gregarious outside the breeding season and forms large flocks. These Mallard-sized ducks are mostly grey with a darker head and bright yellow bill. The wings are whitish below, and from above show a white-bordered green speculum. Sexes...

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2006-03-09 16:19:59

The Cape Teal (Anas capensis) is a dabbling duck found on the open wetlands of sub-Saharan Africa. This species is basically non-migratory but it will move opportunistically with the rains. Like many southern ducks, the sexes are similar. It is very pale and mainly grey, with a browner back and pink on the bill (juveniles lack this pink coloration). The Cape Teal is unique and cannot be confused with any other duck in its range. It is a thinly distributed but widespread duck, rarely...

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