Hottentot Teal

The Hottentot Teal breed year round, depending on rainfall, and stay in small groups or pairs. They build nests above water in tree stumps and use vegetation. This species is omnivorous and prefers smaller shallow bodies of water.

The Hottentot Teal is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Hottentot Teal (Anas hottentota) is a species of dabbling duck of the genus Anas. It is migratory resident in eastern and southern Africa, from Sudan and Ethiopia west to Niger and Nigeria and south to South Africa and Namibia. In west Africa, and Madagascar it is sedentary. Perhaps a more perplexing feature is its riveting blue bill. The Hottentot Teal breed year round, depending on rainfall, and stay in small groups or pairs. More

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The most striking feature of the Hottentot teal is its blue bill. It is the smallest of the African ducks and one the smallest of all the waterfowl, weighing a mere 8 or 9 ounces. Males and females are very similar in size and color, but the female is much lighter on her underside. Both have blue-gray feet, a black head, a brown spotted breast, and a bit of green on their wings. More

Aspects of the topic Hottentot teal are discussed in the following places at Britannica. Assorted References * type of teal (in teal (bird)) ...of the U.S. Also found in North America is the cinnamon teal (A. cyanoptera), a richly coloured reddish bird with a blue wing patch. The Hottentot teal (A. More

The Hottentot teal is known for its black-capped head and distinctive blue bill. The duck’s body is speckled brown and black, with black wings. - Range Africa Status Common Habitat Swamps, marshes, lakes and ponds Niche The Hottentot teal feeds on seeds, roots, plants and insects that it finds in or near the water. More

Hottentot teal of Africa frequently remains immobile among vegetation even when shots are fired nearby. Teal are primarily herbivorous, but some species eat small animals. Flocks of many species take off and change direction in unison. For more information on teal, visit WordNet: teal - Top Home > Library > Literature & Language > WordNetNote: click on a word meaning below to see its connections and related words. More

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The Hottentot teal is the smallest species in the genus Anas, and maybe even the smallest species of all waterfowl. Found throughout much of eastern and southern Africa and Madagascar, they are often seen in captivity and make charming aviary birds. The sexes are very similar. The drakes have a black head and nape and buff cheeks and throat; the back is blackish-brown with the feathers edged with buff. More

The Hottentot Teal is from Africa and is naturally very tame. These Teals will remain in a still pond even when shots are fired nearby. The Green-winged Teal is a small duck with an iridescent green patch on its wings and a white stripe in the front. They have a yellow tail stripe. The male has a white stripe on his shoulders and a dark green and reddish colored head. More

One of the smallest ducks, the Hottentot Teal is found throughout much of tropical eastern Africa. The sexes are similar. They are generally found in pairs on well-vegetated ponds and lakes, although large aggregations may occur outside of the breeding season. A clutch consists of 6-8 creamy eggs and incubation has been reported as anywhere between 18 and 23 days. The nest is well hidden in dense waterside vegetation. More

The Hottentot Teal duck (female - above) has similar plumage and bill to the male The Hottentot Teal is native to sub-Saharan Africa. In eastern and southern Africa it migrates but in western Africa it remains sedentary. More

hottentot teal Kruger National Park birds The Hottentot Teal (Latin name Anas hottentota) is described in Roberts Birds of Southern Africa, 7th Edition. This bird has a unique Roberts number of 107 and you will find a full description of this bird on page 114 also a picture of the Hottentot Teal on page 96. The Hottentot Teal belongs to the family of birds classified as Anatidae. The map of the Kruger you see on this page shows the areas (coloured orange) where this bird has been identified. More

The Hottentot Teal Lounging In The Dirt, Resting Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008 (more…) 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet) Loading ... Loading ... Species: Anas hottentota Posted in Teal, Hottentot | No Comments » Image Copyright is held by original owners; all are licensed as either CC-BY or CC-BY-SA. Text, metadata and image selections on this site are © 2007-2009 by Ontology2 and are available under the Version 3. More

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Order : Anseriformes
Family : Anatidae
Genus : Anas
Species : hottentota
Authority : (Eyton, 1838)