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Title: A natural history of the ducks
Year: 1922 (1920s)
Authors: Phillips, John C. (John Charles), 1876-1938
Publisher: Boston New York : Houghton Mifflin company
Contributing Library: Boston Public Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Boston Public Library
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nd has been recorded from the Kafue River (Boyd Alexander,Rhodesia 1900)- It is abundant, however, on the Upper Zambesi (Bradshaw, fide Stark andSclater, 1906; Holub and von Pelzeln, 1882) and in northwestern Bechuana Protectorateon the Botletli River (Bryden, 1893), on Lake Ngami where it is resident and presumably breeds (An-dersson, 1872), at Kanye (NicoUs and EgUngton, 1892). It is fairly abundant also in Portuguese WestSouthwest Africa, south of the Cuanza River, where it was found at Kakondo, on the Kunene,^^^^^ at Huilla, Gambos and Humbe (Barboza de Socage, 1877-81). According to Fleck (1894) it occurs in former German Southwest Africa near Rehoboth, Fish River, and Andersson(1872) describes it as common in the rainy season in Damaraland and Great Namaqualand, and breed-ing in Ovampoland. South of the Orange River the present species occurs only as a rare straggler. It has been taken onthe Kleinmont River, Bathurst Division (Layard, 1875-84), and once in Pondoland, Cape Colony
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COMB or KNOB-BILLED DUCK 71 (Horsbrugh, 1912). A specimen had apparently been taken also in Natal some time before 1862 (Scla-ter. Ibis, ser. 1, vol. 4, p. 284,1862). There is no record of its occurrence in the Orange South Af-River Colony, but it has been taken on the Molopo River near Mafeking, southwestern rica; OrangeTransvaal (W. Ayres, 1887; Shelley, 1882) at Potchefstroom (Barratt, 1876; W. Ayres, ^^^^^1887) and at Rustenburg (W. Ayres, 1887). According to C. H. Taylor (1907), it is resident andbreeds in southeastern Transvaal in the Amersfoort District, and Haagner (1914) re- q,cently discovered it breeding on the Crocodile River in the same general region, this be-ing the southernmost breeding record. Between the Limpopo and the Zambesi, that is in southern Rhodesia, the species has been fre-quently found. There are specimens from the Tati River in the South African Museum, and F. Oates(1881) found it on the Ramaquaban River. It is common during the rains on the Que Que River
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