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

A breeding resident. Uncommon, but small numbers are permanently present at a number of dams in the Waterberg - preferred dams are characterized by having a substantial cover of Nymphaea lilies and by being fringed by sedges (recorded in 17% of the Waterberg pentads). Occurs in pairs or loosely associated groups of up to 20 birds; the Waterberg population probably numbers about 200 birds.
White-backed Duck Waterberg distribution
White-backed Duck
Goergap Dam, Nov 2017
White-backed Duck
Alma, Jun 2018

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