Salvadorina waigiuensis Rothschild and Hartert, 1894, Waigeo. Monotypic.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
English: Salvadori’s duck; French: Canard de Salvadori; German: Salvadoriente; Spanish: Anade Papъa.
15.0–16.9 in (38–43 cm); 0.88–1.2 lb (400–550 g). Dark head, barred wings, and stippled feathers.
Mountains of New Guinea.
Fast flowing mountain streams and brooks as well as slower flowing small rivers and small lakes; from 1,640–11,800 ft (500–3,600 m) elevation.
Territorial year round.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Feeds mostly on aquatic invertebrates and possibly tadpoles and small fish.
Perennially monogamous. Possibly produces two broods a year. Lays 3–4 eggs; incubation longer than 28 days.
Not threatened. Locally common. May become threatened due to increased hunting, river pollution, predation by introduced mammals, and competition with introduced predatory fish.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
Hunted for food.
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