Cape Teal

aka Cape Wigeon

Anas capensis

Cape Teal

The Cape Teal is a squat little dabbling duck that if found over much of eastern sub-Saharan Africa. The sexes are similar in plumage. Outside of large gatherings during molting season, these birds are usually found in pairs.

The male has a squeaky nasal voice, but utters a clear, rasping whistle while displaying. The duck's voice is a low quack.

They nest on the ground, under bushes not far from water. Eggs are very round and either orange or deep cream. Incubation lasts 23-25 days. The male helps rear the ducklings until they fledge.


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