(104) 57 cm; 890 g
Alike, M > F. Overall darkish plumage; bright yellow bill and green
Less clearly scaled than ad.
Common resident, nomadic and in pairs or flocks from a few birds to
Most open still water bodies.
Mainly plant matter; to a lesser extent animal matter such as
insect larvae and snails.
F quacks like domestic duck, a decrescendo quagagagaga; if mostly
silent, gives low whistles.
Monogamous. Nest placed in thick grass near water's edge.
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