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Knob-billed duck*

Scientific name: Sarkidiornis melanotos

Distribution: The knob-billed duck is widespread in the tropical wetlands of South Africa, Madagascar, south Asia and the very south of China.

Habitat: It mainly lives in tropical marshes, rivers and large areas of open grassland. It primarily lives off aquatic plants and will usually be found close to water.

Description: It is the size of an Egyptian goose and has a characteristic white head freckled with dark spots and a very light throat. The back is iridescent with a dark blue/green sheen. The male is larger than the female and has a large knob on its bill.

Hunting Method: Shotgun

Hunting available in: South Africa

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