Brazilian Teal (Slimbridge May 2012)
The Brazilian Teal or Brazilian Duck, is a dabbling duck found in South America.
The Lesser Brazilian Teal (Amazonetta Brasiliensis Brasiliensis) and the Greater Brazilian Teal (Amazonetta Brasiliesis Ipecutiri) are both sub species of the Brazilian Teal which is the only duck of the Amazonetta genus.
The Greater Brazilian Teal used to be found in the Tropical House at Slimbridge.
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350mm to 400mm (14" to 16")
Appearance - Male
The male has light Brown plumage with pale Grey on the head and sides of the neck and a Red bill. The legs and feet are also Red.
Appearance - Female
The female is similar to the male except it has duller plumage, a grey bill, a White patch above the eye, a White throat and duller legs and feet.
Freshwater with dense vegetation.
Seeds, Fruit, Roots and Insects.
November to December and June to July.
The hen builds the nest in thick grass or vegetation.
Quantity: 6 to 12
Colour: Pale Cream.