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Maccoa Duck Oxyura maccoa

Described by: Eyton (1838)
Alternate common name(s): African Maccoa Duck
Old scientific name(s): Oxyura punctata


Maclear District, Eastern Cape, South Africa - Dec 31, 2005 © Victor Roberts 
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Ec. 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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