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African Comb Duck Ducks

The Comb Duck is named because of the male's distinctive knob on top of its beak. There are two sub-species of this duck: the Old World Knob-billed Duck (Sarkidiornis Melanotos Melanotos) and the Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis Melanotos Sylvicola) from South America which is smaller with darker flanks. This duck nests in tree cavities or in tall grass near to water. Despite the wide range of this duck it is declining in numbers due to habitat loss, and hunting.


Typical Adult is 56-76cm (22-30in).


Mainly aquatic vegetation, seeds, sedges, grazing on grasses and crops, also occasionally aquatic insects, invertebrates, and small fish.


- Freshwater swamps, wooded lakes, and tropical wetlands in sub-Saharan Africa, Madagascar and southern Asia, also in South America - eastern Paraguay, southeastern Brazil, and northeast Argentina.


Variable but usually during or after the rainy season in Africa.


7 to 15 (yellowish-white colour).

River Cottage's collection of Ducks changes regularly. Please visit us regularly to keep up-to-date with our flock



£220 per pair

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