Maccoa Duck (Male): New Bird For TN
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|New Species For Treknature.|
Near Threatened Species.
I have captured this male 'Maccoa Duck' (Oxyura maccoa) recently in Rondebult Bird Sanctuary. If I'm not wrong it's the first post of this bird. I found this bird early in the morning. You could see reddish morning light on water surface. I captured this picture from a hide which is situated bit higher than water surface.
46-51 cm male has a black head extending to the hind neck and throat. Bright blue bill. Chestnut body and short stiff black tail.
Maccoa Duck has a large range, divided in to Northern population occurring Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania and a southern population found in Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
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What a synchronity: we posted at almost the same time (and became neighbours in the gallery today), both of us about a species which was new to TN. Both images are beautiful. :-) Nice, sunny colors on yours with simple, yet effective composition. I like the eye contact and the swimming pose very much, as well as the color contrast. Valuable post with great note. Thanks and congratulations.
Kind regards from Ireland, LÃ¡szlÃ³
Amazing colorful specie of duck. As usual exceptional details even of the tiny water drops on the feathers. Nice POV and perfect clarity.
Bravo pour cette prise, assez rare;bel effet du lÃ©ger reflet sur l'eau.
Bonne visibilitÃ© des couleurs et des dÃ©tails.
- [2017-07-17 20:23]
Congratulations on a new species for treknature. What a colorful specimen, I particularly like its blue bill in contrast to the blackhead and cinnamon colored body. Excellent detail and perfectly exposed. Very nice eye contact.
- [2017-07-18 9:43]
Hi Srikumar,a beautiful capture ofthis duck that in effect i never seen before. A top quality pic,and a first time is always a great satisfaction after a lot of years of life of this website,well done! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano