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[[Image:Yellow-billed_Duck.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by Mybs<br />Photo taken: Helderberg Nature Reserve.]]
 
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==Description==
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==Identification==
 
==Identification==
==Distribution & Taxonomy==
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Grey, darker head, bright yellow bill, wings are white below with white-bordered green speculum.  Sexes are similar, and juveniles are slightly duller than adults. The north-eastern race is darker and has a brighter bill and blue speculum.
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==Distribution==
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Southern and eastern [[Africa]].
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==Taxonomy==
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==Habitat==
 
==Habitat==
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Freshwater in fairly open country.
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==Behaviour==
 
==Behaviour==
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The diet includes plant food for which it dabbles mainly in the evening or at night.
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It nests on the ground in dense vegetation near water; 6-12 eggs are laid.
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==External Links==
 
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Revision as of 14:04, 23 September 2008

Anas undulata
Photo by Mybs
Photo taken: Helderberg Nature Reserve.

Identification

Grey, darker head, bright yellow bill, wings are white below with white-bordered green speculum. Sexes are similar, and juveniles are slightly duller than adults. The north-eastern race is darker and has a brighter bill and blue speculum.


Distribution

Southern and eastern Africa.

Taxonomy

Habitat

Freshwater in fairly open country.

Behaviour

The diet includes plant food for which it dabbles mainly in the evening or at night.

It nests on the ground in dense vegetation near water; 6-12 eggs are laid.

External Links

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