Comb duck

Comb duck

What they look like

Comb ducks feature an interesting speckled pattern on their head, neck and chest, before blending into solid white on their underside. Meanwhile, their back and wings are blue/black in colour. 

Animal facts

When mating season comes, the bump on the beak of the male duck grows three times bigger than its normal size.

What they eat

Mostly grass seeds and grain but also water plants, insects, frogs and fish.

Habitat

Grassy and wooded areas around lakes.

Where they live

East and Central Africa.

Threats

Poisoning and loss of habitat

Conservation Status
Least Concern
Order
Anseriformes
Family
Anatidae