Southern Pochard

Netta erythrophthalma

This rather large, dark brown duck with its blue bill and red eyes is a common resident and local nomad at lakes and ponds through much of southern Africa.

We first recorded it in March 2010 on the  Amersfort / Utaga Bridge near Wakkerstroom, Mpumulanga. Marievale Bird Sanctuary, specifically the Hadida Hide, is a reliable spot for this species.


Southern Pochard / Bullfrog Pan, Benoni, South Africa / 05 January 2017 Southern Pochard – fem. / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, South Africa / 22 September 2013 Southern Pochard / Bullfrog Pan, Benoni, South Africa / 05 January 2017 Southern Pochard / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, South Africa / 18 August 2013 Southern Pochard / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, South Africa / 18 August 2013 Southern Pochard / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, South Africa / 18 August 2013 Southern Pochard / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, South Africa / 31 August 2013 Southern Pochard / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, South Africa / 22 September 2013 Southern Pochard / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, South Africa / 22 September 2013 Southern Pochard – fem. / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, South Africa / 22 September 2013 Southern Pochard / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, South Africa / 18 August 2013 Southern Pochard / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, South Africa / 18 August 2013 Southern Pochard / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, South Africa / 31 August 2013 Southern Pochard – male & female / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, South Africa / 23 November 2012 Southern Pochard / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, South Africa / 18 August 2013 Southern Pochard / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, South Africa / 14 January 2012
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