Scientific name: Anas sparsa
Distribution: This species is widespread over central and southern Africa
Habitat: The African Black duck mainly lives in freshwater districts with plenty of aquatic vegetation and areas of grassland. It feeds off aquatic plants, insects and other small animals found in the water. It is mainly found on water with a depth of less than 1.5 meters.
Description: It has black plumage with white patches on its back. It has a dark bill and orange feet and legs. There is an irredes cent green patch on its wing which is easiest to see when it is in flight. It is a small fast flying duck which can present a real challenge to shoot.
Hunting Method: Shotgun
Hunting available in: Southern and central Africa.