MACCOA DUCK
(Oxyura Maccoa)
L/White-Fronted Goose    Madacasgar teal

Greater Flamingo Zone - Slimbridge
The Maccoa can be found in the Flamingo Lagoon, SlimbridgeMap (Slimbridge)
Africa
Breeding Habitat - Africa
East Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, South Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area
Non-Migratory.

Conservation Status


Size
480mm to 510mm (18" to 20")

Appearance - Drake
The male has Chestnut plumage with a Black head, Dark Brown eyes and Blue bill. The tail is Black, underwings are Grey/White, belly and undertail is Whitish. The legs and feet are Grey.

Appearance - Duck
The female has Grey Brown plumage with a dark Brown crown, nape, cheek stripe and a Dark Grey bill.

Habitat
Shallow Fresh Water, Saline and Brackish Lakes, wetlands and swamps.

Diet
Aquatic Plants, Seeds and Invertebrates.

Breeding Time
August to January.

Nest
The nest is built from reeds and leaves, or on floating vegetation amongst rushes close to or on the water.

Eggs
Quantity: 4 to 9.
Colour: White.

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Maccoa Duck (Oxyura Maccoa)
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Northern Shoveler (Anas Clypeata)
Pacific Black Duck (Anas Superciliosa)
Patagonian Crested Duck (Lophonetta Specularioides Specularioides)
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Pochard (Aythya Ferina)
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Radjah Shelduck (Tadorna Radjah)
Red-billed Teal (Anas Erythrorhyncha)
Red-breasted Goose (Branta Ruficollis)
Red-crested Pochard (Netta Rufina)
Redhead (Aythya Americana)
Red Shoveler (Anas Platalea)
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya Collaris)
Ringed Teal (Callonetta Leucophrys)
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MACCOA DUCK
L/White-Fronted Goose    Madagascar teal
Maccoa
©Nigel Key Maccoa (Slimbridge August 2011)

The Maccoa Duck is a ‘Stiff-tail’ Duck, which is a diver from Africa.

The Maccoa Duck is shy and when alarmed it tends to dive to safety due to its difficulty in taking flight.

The population of the Maccoa Duck is threatened by pollution, loss of habitat and hunting. They are currently classed as Near threatened and the current population seems to be in decline.

Photographs ©Nigel Key, Click thumbnail to enlarge.
Maccoa (Slimbridge July 2012) Maccoa (Slimbridge July 2014) Maccoa (Slimbridge July 2014)
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Maccoa (Slimbridge April 2011) Maccoa (Slimbridge June 2011) Maccoa (Slimbridge August 2011)
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04/06/11
15/08/11
Maccoa (Slimbridge June 2009) Maccoa (Slimbridge September 2010) Maccoa (Slimbridge September 2010)
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