Knob-billed Duck

Sarkidiornis melanotos

Size: 56 - 76 cms
Habitat: Marshes, swamps and lakes
Feeding: Water vegetation and small fish

The Knob-billed Duck is quite easy to recognise with its speckled head and black back. The male has a large knob on its beak. There is also a blue/green iridescence among the lower dark feathers.

The male is significantly larger than the female.

This photo was taken at the Kwara Concession in the Okavango Delta, Botswana.







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