Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Ducks, Geese and Swans :: Southern Pochard

Southern Pochard Netta erythrophthalma

Described by: Wied (1832)
Alternate common name(s): South American Pochard, African Pochard, Red-eyed Pochard
Old scientific name(s): Phaeoaythia erythrophthalma, Aythya erythrophthalma


Kenya - Oct, 2004 © Nancy Bell 
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South America; E. and s. Africa;
Four populations;
South American population is highly fragmented; This species has a strangely disjunct distribution like the White-faced Whistling-duck;
(1) Africa in the se. Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea and ex. w. Somalia, s. locally in Kenya (Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, Rift Valley and n. Kenyan highlands), Uganda, e. Zaire, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, s. Angola s. in Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, w. Mozambique to s. South Africa (Cape Province).
(2) Widely scattered locations in South America mostly e. of the Andes, but at least two populations w. of the Andes. N. Colombia (Caribbean coast of Atlantico, Cauca Valley, w. Caqueta region, Boyaca on Laguna de Fuquene to Sabana de Bogota) and nw. Venezuela (Zulia and Aragua). Ecuador (Cap in the Bahia de Caraquez area of Manabi, San Pablo near Quito). W. Peru (Pacific slope from Lambayeque to Arequipa, Mollendo). E. Brazil (Ceara, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Bahia (Chapada Diamantina, Rio San Francisco), Jacarepaqua, Marapendi, Itaipu, Piratininga and Rio de Janiero).
Ranges locally s. to nw. Argentina (high Andean lakes in Jujuy and Catamarca) and n. Chile (Arica).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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