The African Comb Duck or Knob-Billed Duck is a striking looking bird with stunning iridescent feathers. This bird is usually a cavity nesting species due to the smallness of the females. The usually have large broods of ducklings to ensure some make it to adulthood. African Comb drakes will breed with one, or multiple females, so tend to do best as a trio.
Typical Adult is 56-76cm (22-30in).
Mainly aquatic vegetation, seeds, sedges, grazing on grasses and crops, also occasionally aquatic insects, invertebrates, and small fish.
- Freshwater swamps, wooded lakes, and tropical wetlands in sub-Saharan Africa, Madagascar and southern Asia, also in South America - eastern Paraguay, southeastern Brazil, and northeast Argentina.
Variable but usually during or after the rainy season in Africa.
7 to 15 (yellowish-white colour).