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Marbled Teal/Duck Teals

The Marbled Teal used to be classified as a dabbling duck but is now classed as a diving duck. This duck is regarded as vulnerable after a major reduction in population during the 20th century caused by loss of habitat and hunting.

The Marbled Teal has a creamy-white and sandy-brown coloured plumage with brown markings giving a marbled effect, dark eye-patch which can extend to the nape, slight crested appearance, blackish beak. The legs and feet are greeny-brown or dull yellow. Both sexes are similar.


Typical Adult is 39-42cm (15-17in).


Aquatic plants, seeds, and insects. Feeds by dabbling, up-ending, and occasionally diving.


Wetlands, shallow lakes, and marshes in Spain, north Africa, Egypt, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria, north-west India, and western China. Winters in west Africa (south of the Sahara), Iran, Pakistan, and India.


May (south Europe, and north Africa), or early June and later.


9 to 14 (yellowish-white colour).

River Cottage's collection of Teals changes regularly. Please visit us regularly to keep up-to-date with our flock



£90 per pair

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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