MACCOA DUCK

(Oxyura maccoa)

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Roberts VI / VII 117 / 24
Clements 2000 27.1540
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
27-145

 

A smallish duck (about 45cm), which is an uncommon resident, absent from the drier Kalahari and west, found generally in Southern Africa and East Africa as far north as Ethiopia. It likes deep, highly eutropic inland waters and lives off larvae and pupae. It makes a nest of reeds and leaves in trampled bushes or sometimes floating.

 

List of Stamps showing Maccoa Duck

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Ghana 2136  2169 1995 c500
Transkei 0287 0289 1992 70c
Transkei 0287m/s Bl 9 1992 70c
Zimbabwe 0745  0395 1988 45c