Silver Teal

aka Puna Teal

Anas versicolor

A Silver Teal drake
Photo courtesy of Alex Levitskiy & Blue Creek Aviaries

Silver Teal are dabblers that inhabit wetlands in South America, from southern Bolivia and Brazil southwards, including the Falkland Islands. Both sexes sport the blue bill with a yellow patch close to the head. Drakes do not have an eclipse plumage.

They are ground nesters and the male attends the brood with the female. Pairs stay together throughout the year and the pair-bond may be longterm.

They breed easily in captivity, laying 6-12 eggs and sitting for about 26 days.


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