Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Ducks, Geese and Swans :: African Black Duck

African Black Duck Anas sparsa

Described by: Eyton (1838)
Alternate common name(s): West African Black Duck, Ethiopian Black Duck, South African Black Duck, Black River Duck, Black Duck
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Location unknown - Feb, 2006 © Harold Stiver  Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden, Gauteng, South Africa - Dec 9, 2006 © Alan Manson  Darville, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - Dec 24, 2006 © Alan Manson 
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W. Africa; E. and s. Africa;
Somewhat fragmented distribution:
(1) E. from e. Guinea, the border area of n. Nigeria and the Cameroon (highlands) to Gabon. Ex. s. Chad, se. Sudan, w. and c. Ethiopia, ne. Zaire (n. Ituri), Uganda, e. Kenya (local above 1850 m in highlands of w. and c. Kenya and n. Tanzania, especially Mt. Kenya, Aberdares, Mt. Meru, Kilimanjaro and between 1200 and 2200 m in the West Usambaras), Rwanda, Burundi, n. Tanzania and across s. Zaire to ec. Angola, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique.
(2) S. Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, e.and s. Namibia and South Africa.


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


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