Thalassornis leuconotus  White-backed Duck  Witrugeend
White-backed Duck
Vista Vistas, Oct 2018

Resident. Occurs widely but sparsely on farm dams that have an extensive cover of Nymphaea lilies; recorded in 19% of the pentads, most being in the upper catchment of the Palala river system. Found in pairs or in dispersed groups of up to 20 birds; in places they may be present one day and absent the next suggesting that there is frequent movement between sites.
White-backed Duck
Goergap Dam, Nov 2017
White-backed Duck
Alma, Jun 2018

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