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KNOB-BILLED OR COMB DUCK - Sarkidiornis melanatos  - KNOBBELEEND by Magaret Meintjes

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Nikon D50
2012/11/26 10:02:40.7
RAW (12-bit)
Lens: VR 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6 D
Focal Length: 400mm
1/500 sec – F/5.6
Sensitivity: ISO 500

GEESE AND DUCKS – family Anatidae

Most of our ducks are either migratory to some extent or locally nomadic, their movements being dictated by food, rainfall and breeding requirements.
Many show marked plumage differences between the sexes ( sexual dimorphism).
Ducks and gees undergo a flightless 4-8 week period each year when they moult all their flight feathers simultaneously.
The large Spur-winged and Egyptian geese differ from the geese of the northern hemisphere in having longer bills and legs placed well back on the body, which enables them to stand erect and walk without waddling. In addition they show no sexual dimorphism and have whistling voices. In contrast ducks of the genus Anas, often referred to as ‘dabbling ducks’, have widely spaced legs placed centrally on the body, which causes them to stand with the body horizontally and to walk with a waddle. They are further typified by quacking voices.

I was born and still live in Africa.
Live a life close to nature, where I get the inspiration to do what I love most…., “Photography”.
Where I live and what I do is my destiny. I am grateful for the privilege

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  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 1 year ago


  • Dankie Liz x

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thank you Larry

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallover 1 year ago

  • jozi1
    jozi1over 1 year ago

    Fabulous,Maggie :)

  • Thanks so much ony

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 1 year ago

  • Thank you so much for the feature and a great honour Marie

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 1 year ago

    April 3, 2013


  • Thank you so much for the feature Teresa !

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 1 year ago

    2013/04/03 1 per 234hrs

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonover 1 year ago

    Wow, so unusual, great find and capture.

  • jozi1
    jozi1over 1 year ago

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 1 year ago

    Gosh Magaret what a terrific shot, I’ve never seen this Bird before a fav

  • Thanks so much for the honour and love;y comment Malcolm!

    – Magaret Meintjes

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