The male has a whitish face with a black band running from the top of the head down the nape, a deep chestnut-brown back, pale-grey flanks, a black speckled salmon coloured breast, black tail and white rump, a distinctive white patch on the wings, and iridescent green tertials. Both male and female remain colourful throughout the year, lacking an eclipse plumage.
The female has a brown back, and brown face with white patches, pale barred chest and pale belly. Both sexes have a grey-blue beak with black tip, brown eyes, and the feet and legs are pink.
Typical Adult is 35-38cm (14-15in).
Aquatic plants, seeds, and insects.
Wetlands, tropical swampy forests, marshy clearings in well-wooded lowlands, pools and streams in northern Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, southern Brazil, and Uruguay.
March to September.
5 to 12 (whitish colour).
River Cottage's collection of Teals changes regularly. Please visit us regularly to keep up-to-date with our flock
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