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Anas luzonica
Photo by Romy Ocon
Photo taken: Candaba Swamp, Pampanga, Philippines


Identification

Top of the head black, black eye line, yellow face, pale grey body, light breast, blue bill, brown feet and legs.

Distribution

Philippines

Taxonomy

The Philippine Duck (Anas luzonica) is a dabbling duck of the genus Anas.

Habitat

Lakes, reservoirs, marshes, swamps, mangroves, streams, rivers, estuaries, tidal creeks, mudflats, salt pans, small freshwater ponds, brackish fishponds, and the open sea.

Behaviour

They feed by dabbling. Diet includes fish, shells, seed, plants.

The breeding season begins in May; a clutch of 8 to 10 eggs is laid, incubation lasts for 26 to 28 days.

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