Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Ducks, Geese and Swans :: Maccoa Duck
Maccoa Duck Oxyura maccoa
Described by: Eyton (1838)
Alternate common name(s): African Maccoa Duck
Old scientific name(s): Oxyura punctata
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RangeEc. Africa; S. Africa;
Two breeding populations;
Nc. Ethiopia (Bale Mountains) s. to ex. s. Sudan, ex. ne. Zaire, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya (local in Rift Valley and c. and w. highlands), ex. s. Somalia and n. Tanzania (Crater Highland lakes). Zimbabwe, ne. Botswana, ex. s. Mozambique and through South Africa to Cape Province to w. and c. Namibia.
Disperses throughout e. and s. Africa (sw. Cape Province, Transvaal, Orange Free State).
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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