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African endangered animal : Marble Duck 

Animal

The snow duck (scientific name: Marmaronetta angustirostris) is classified into the genus Marmaronetta in the order Anseriformes, family Anseriformes. The snow duck is a bird of the genus Snow Duck that lives from southern Europe to Africa. It is known that this duck was once quite abundant in the Mediterranean region. However, in modern times they only live in southern Spain, southern Italy, and northwestern Africa, and their numbers are rapidly decreasing. The number of snow ducks is still decreasing, and they are designated as an endangered species. These are animals that need protection.

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habitat

The snow duck lives in northern Africa and southern Europe. Scientific name: Marmaronetta angustirostris, English name: marbled duck. The snow duck is classified in the order Anseriformes, family Anseriformes, and the genus Snow duck. If you search, you will find a lot of information.

Characteristics

The White-backed duck is a bird of the genus North-backed duck with a total length of 40 cm. The white-backed duck breeds in southern Europe and the Mediterranean coastal areas of northern Africa, and migrates to central Africa in winter. This duck can also be seen around Mali, Chad and Niger. The plumage of the whole body is brown or grey-brown, with pale brown or pale yellow markings. They live in lakes and marshes, rarely live alone, and often form flocks. At one point in Iran, it was reported that there were huge flocks of the White-backed Duck.

ecology

It is an omnivore, eating grass and seeds. This duck feeds on plants and stems in shallow water without diving. They also eat aquatic invertebrates. The mode of reproduction is oviparous. This duck builds its nest in thickets and dry grass. 7-14 eggs are laid each time. Only the female will incubate the eggs, which last for a month.

endangered species

White-backed ducks are known to have once lived in large numbers from southern Europe to Africa. However, by developing land in any area where ducks can live, it has been destroyed and there is no place to live. Furthermore, overfishing has become a problem because it is edible for humans. Its population has been steadily declining and it is now listed as an endangered species. Since the beginning of the 2010s, duck reintroduction projects have been launched in southern Europe. A cycle of zoo-bred ducks returning to the wild has begun, and population numbers may recover.

Breeding

It is quite difficult to keep the white-backed duck because its population is decreasing and it is an endangered species. See it at the zoo, or go to Europe and Africa.

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