This Shelduck also breeds well at Martinmere.
In the wild it can be found in Namibia, southern parts of Botswana and
western and central South Africa. It is a gregarious species that can
be found in semi arid regions, dams, pans and lakes. It feeds mainly
in the early morning and evening on a diet of aquatic insects, seeds,
algae and young vegetation. As with most species of shelduck it nests