Ducks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)

Maccoa Duck (Oxyura maccoa) - HBW 1, p. 627

French: Erismature maccoa German: Afrikaruderente Spanish: Malvasía Maccoa

Taxonomy: Erismatura maccoa Eyton, 1838, Indian Isles = South Africa, ex A. Smith.
Considered by some to be more closely linked to O. leucocephala than to the more externally similar O. vittata and O. australis. Monotypic.

Distribution: E Africa, from Ethiopia and E Sudan to N Tanzania; S Africa, from Namibia and Zimbabwe to Cape Province.

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