CAPE TEAL
(Anas Capensis)
Cape Barren Goose           Chestnut Teal


 - Slimbridge
The Cape Teal is found in the Flamingo Lagoon, SlimbridgeMap (Slimbridge)
South Africa
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
Non-Migratory.

Conservation Status


Size
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.

Habitat
Shallow Saline Lakes, brackish or saline Pools, Rivers and Flooded Wetlands, Reservoirs, Estuaries and tidal Mudflats.

Diet
Aquatic Plants, Invertebrates, Crustaceans and Amphibians.

Breeding Time
March to May.

Nest
Built in a shallow hollow on the ground under vegetation near water.

Eggs
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)
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CAPE TEAL
Cape Barren Goose           Chestnut Teal
Cape Teal
©Nigel Key Cape Teal (Slimbridge September 2010)

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.
Photographs ©Nigel Key, Click thumbnail to enlarge.
Cape Teal (Slimbridge November 2013) Cape Teal (Slimbridge November 2013) Cape Teal (Slimbridge July 2014)
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Cape Teal (Slimbridge June 2011) Cape Teal (Slimbridge June 2011) Cape Teal (Slimbridge July 2012)
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Cape Teal (Slimbridge October 2011) Cape Teal (Slimbridge October 2011) Cape Teal (Slimbridge October 2011)
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Related Links: -
W.W.T. Official Website - www.wwt.org.uk/
Red Billed Teal - www.slim-bridge.co.uk