Nyroca innotata Salvadori, 1894, Madagascar. Monotypic.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
English: Madagascan white-eye; French: Fuligule de Madagascar; German: Madagascarmoorente; Spanish: Porrуn Malgache.
17.7–22.1 in (45–56 cm). Brown duck with white belly.
Occurs only in and around Lake Aloatra in eastern Madagascar.
Freshwater wetlands with a mixture of open water and vegetation islands.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Mostly dives for aquatic invertebrates and seeds of aquatic plants.
Probably monogamous. Nesting has been observed Mar.–Apr. Hidden nests are slightly raised on a bank or a clump of vegetation.
Considered Critically Endangered, but possibly extinct. Last seen in 1991. Declined due to habitat conversion and excessive hunting.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
Hunted for food.
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