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Madagascar Pochard

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Photo by madagascanbirderBemanevika, Madagascar, November 2017
Photo by madagascanbirder
Bemanevika, Madagascar, November 2017
Aythya innotata


[edit] Identification

45–56 cm (17¾-22 in)
Breeding male

  • Dark brown upperparts
  • White underparts

[edit] Distribution

Lake Alaotra (Madagascar).

On verge of extinction.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Fresh water lakes, pools and swamps, with areas of open water.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

There is little available information. Their diet appears to consists mostly of small insects and probably some seeds.

[edit] Breeding

They make a nest in reeds laying 2 eggs. Again, little information is available.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Feb 2018)

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