The Cape Teal has a mottled pale grey head and body, mottled brown back, distinctive pink beak which is black at the base and tip, and red eyes. The speculum is green and black, and is bordered broadly with white in front and behind. Both sexes are alike but the female is slightly smaller, paler and less mottled.
Typical Adult is about 35cm (14in).
Aquatic plants, leaves, seeds, invertebrates, crustaceans, and small amphibians.
Wetlands, lakes, marshes, rivers, and estuaries in south Africa and popular in the western Cape, North-West and Free State Provinces. Also in the East African Rift Valley, and Republic of Niger, Chad, & Nigeria.
March to May.
6 to 11 (creamy-white 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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Note: All birds are subject to availability and we reserve the right to alter prices as the market and our costs dictate. Viewing is strictly by appointment. Please contact us for futher details