Male – The male South African Shelduck has a grey head and upper neck, a buff lower neck and breast, a chestnut body, strikingly marked black, white and green wings, and a black beak.
Female – The female is similar except for a white face with a dark-brown head and neck.
Size: – Typical Adult is about 25 inches.
Food: – Aquatic plants, grasses, grain, molluscs, crustaceans, small fish, worms, and insects.
Habitat: – Wetlands, shallow lakes, rivers, ponds and grasslands of Namibia, and South Africa. In Winter they move further north-east.
Breeding Season: – April to September.
Eggs:- 7-15 (dull-white color).
Notes: – The South African Shelduck or Cape Shelduck like other Shelducks nest in old animal burrows and cavities.