|The Cape Teal is found in the Flamingo Lagoon, Slimbridge|
|Breeding Habitat - South Africa|
|Western Cape, North-West and Free State Provinces. East African Rift Valley and Republic of Niger, Chad and Nigeria.|
|Winter Habitat or Migration Area|
350mm to 380mm (14" to 15")
Appearance - Drake
The male has a Pink bill with Black at its tip and base, Red eyes, mottled pale Grey head, mottled dark Brown back, pale Grey mottled breast, flanks and tail. The speculum is Green and Black bordered with White.
Appearance - Duck
Similar to the male but paler and smaller.
Shallow Saline Lakes, brackish or saline Pools, Rivers and Flooded Wetlands, Reservoirs, Estuaries and tidal Mudflats.
Aquatic Plants, Invertebrates, Crustaceans and Amphibians.
March to May.
Built in a shallow hollow on the ground under vegetation near water.
Quantity: 6 to 11.
Colour: Creamy White.
|Slimbridge Wildfowl C - F|
|Canada Goose (Branta Canadensis)|
|Canvasback (Aythya Valisineria)|
|Cape Barren Goose (Cereopsis Novaehollandiae)|
|Cape Teal (Anas Capensis)|
|Chestnut Teal (Anas Castanea)|
|Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Chilensis)|
|Chiloe Wigeon (Anas Sibilatrix)|
|Chinese Spot-Billed Duck (Anas zonorhyncha)|
|Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis Melanotos)|
|Common Merganser (Mergus Merganser)|
|Coot (Fulica Atra)|
|Coscoroba Swan (Coscoroba Coscoroba)|
|Crested Screamer (Chauna Torquata)|
|Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides Virgo)|
|Eider (Somateria Mollissima)|
|Emperor Goose (Anser or Chen Canagicus)|
|Eurasian Crane (Grus Grus)|
|Eurasian Wigeon (Anas Penelope)|
|Falcated Duck (Anas Falcata)|
|Ferruginous Duck (Aythya Nyroca)|
|Freckled Duck (Stictonetta Naevosa)|
|Wildfowl (Listed Alphabetically)|
|A-B | C-F | G-L | M-R | S-Z|
The Cape Teal is a dabbling duck of sub-saharan Africa.
The Cape Teal is similar to the Red Billed Teal but has a Pink rather than Red bill and lacks the dark cap and White cheeks.
Although the Cape Teal is a dabbling duck, it is also able to dive and swim underwater with their wings closed like true divers.