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African Black Duck

Anas sparsa Eyton, TC 1838

The African black duck is a species of duck of the genus Anas. It is genetically closest to the mallard group, but shows some peculiarities in its behavior and plumage; it is accordingly placed in the subgenus Melananas pending further research. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Anseriformes
Family:
  Anatidae
Genus:
   Anas
Scientific:
  Anas sparsa


Original description

Citation:
  Eyton, TC 1838

Reference:
   Monogr. Anatid.

Protonym:
  Anas sparsa

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/36002280


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  1EAFAD9FAED6B99B

Avibase ID:
  avibase-1EAFAD9F

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/1EAFAD9F


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 175113

Geographic range:

  • Anas sparsa sparsa: Southern Africa (south of Zimbabwe)
  • Anas sparsa leucostigma: W equatorial Africa; Ethiopia and Sudan to Zimbabwe
English:
African Black Duck
Catalan:
Ànec negre africà
Czech:
kachna temná
Danish:
Sodfarvet And
German:
Schwarzente
Spanish:
Ánade negro
Spanish (Spain):
Ánade Negro
Finnish:
afrikannokisorsa
French:
Canard noirâtre
Croatian:
afrička patka
Hungarian:
afrikai fekete réce
Italian:
Germano nero africano
Japanese (romaji):
shiraboshigamo
Japanese:
シラボシガモ
Lithuanian:
Afrikinė juodoji antis
Dutch:
Afrikaanse Zwarte Eend
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Elveand
Norwegian:
Elveand
Polish:
moręgówka
Portuguese:
Pato-preto-africano
Russian:
Африканская кряква
Slovak:
kačica tmavá
Serbian:
Afrička crna plovka
Swedish:
afrikansk svartand
Ukrainian:
Качка чорна
Chinese:
非洲黑鸭
Chinese (Traditional):
黑鴨


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
African Black Duck ( Anas sparsa) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
African Black Duck ( Anas sparsa) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
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African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
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African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
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Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
African Black Duck ( Anas sparsa)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
African Black Duck ( Anas sparsa) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Canard noirâtre ( Anas sparsa) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Canard noirâtre ( Anas sparsa) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
African Black Duck ( Anas sparsa) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
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Clements 3rd edition:
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Clements 4th edition:
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Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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eBird version 2021:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
African Black Duck ( Anas sparsa) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
African Black Duck ( Anas sparsa) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
African Black Duck ( Anas sparsa) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Anas sparsa [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Anas sparsa [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Anas sparsa [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
African Black Duck ( Anas sparsa) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
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Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
African Black Duck ( Anas sparsa) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Anas sparsa [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Anas sparsa [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Swarteend
Belarusian: Афрыканская чорная качка
Catalan: Ànec negre africà
Czech: Kachna temná
Welsh: Hwyaden ddu Affrica
Danish: Sodfarvet And
German: Fleckenente, Schwarzente
Greek: Αφρικανική μαυρόπαπια
English: African Black Duck, Black Duck, Black river duck, Ethiopian Black Duck, South African Black Duck, West African Black Duck
English, HBW: African Black Duck
English (IOC): African Black Duck
English (Kenya): African Black Duck
English (United States): African Black Duck
Esperanto: Afrika nigra anaso, Nigra anaso, Nigreca anaso
Spanish: Anade Negro, Ánade negro, Ánade Negro Africano, Pato negro africano
Spanish (Spain): Ánade Negro
Spanish (HBW): African Black Duck
Estonian: helmespart
Finnish: afrikannokisorsa, Pitsisorsa
French: Canard d'Afrique, Canard noir, Canard noir africain, Canard noir d'Afrique, Canard noirâtre, Canard tacheté
Galician: Pato preto
Hebrew: ברווז שחור אפריקני
Croatian: afrička patka
Hungarian: afrikai fekete réce
Italian: Anatra nera africana, Germano nero africano
Japanese (romaji): shiraboshigamo
Japanese: シラボシガモ
Kara-Kalpak: Африка қара үйреги
Scientific: Anas sparsa, Anas sparsa sparsa
Lithuanian: Afrikinė juodoji antis
Latvian: Āfrikas melnā pīle
Dutch: Afrikaanse zwarte eend
Norwegian Nynorsk: Elveand
Norwegian: Elveand
Polish: moregówka, moręgówka
Portuguese: Pato-preto-africano
Portuguese (Portugal): pato-preto-africano
Rhaeto-Romance: Anda nairenta africana
Russian: Африканская кряква, Африканская чёрная кряква, Африканская Черная Утка, Африканская чёрная утка
Slovak: kačica tmavá
Slovenian: Afriška temna mlakarica
Serbian: Afrička crna plovka
Sotho, Southern: Letata
Swedish: Afrikansk svartand
Swahili: Bata Mweusi
Turkish: Afrika Kara Ördeği
Ukrainian: Качка чорна
Xhosa: Idada
Chinese: 非洲黑鸭
Chinese (Traditional): 黑鴨
Zulu: iDada

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