WILDFOWL COMPARISON
Bean/Greylag Goose | Barnacle/Canada Goose | Ferruginous Duck/Southern Pochard
Lesser/Greater Scaup | Lesser/Greater White Fronted Goose | Magpie/Spur-winged Goose
Redhead/Pochard | Ring-necked/Tufted Duck | Ross's/Snow Goose
RED-BILLED TEAL v's WHITE-CHEEKED PINTAIL
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Red-Billed Teal (Slimbridge 24/03/12) White-Cheeked Pintail (Slimbridge 04/06/11)
Red-Billed Teal
White-Cheeked Pintail
   To aid identification we shall compare various significant parts of the ducks: -
   The Head, Beak and Eyes
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Red-Billed Teal White-Cheeked Pintail
The main differences between the ducks are:-

The Red-billed Teal has a Red beak with Light Brown Cheeks.
The White-cheeked Pintail has Red at base of Bill and White cheeks.
Red-Billed Teal
White-Cheeked Pintail
   The Breast and Body
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Red-Billed Teal White-Cheeked Pintail
The main differences between the ducks are:-

The Red-billed Teal is light mottled Brown.
The White-cheeked Pintail has Light Brown with small Black spots.
Red-Billed Teal
White-Cheeked Pintail
   The Legs and Feet
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Red-Billed Teal White-Cheeked Pintail
The Legs and Feet are similar.
Red-Billed Teal
White-Cheeked Pintail
GENERAL COLOUR COMPARISONS
Body PartRed-Billed TealWhite-Cheeked Pintail
HeadDark Brown Cap to below the eyeBrown/Black Cap to below the eye
CheeksWhite/Light BrownWhite
NapeDark BrownBrown/Black
EyeBrownBrown
BeakBright RedBlue/Grey with Red at base
NeckBrown/BuffBrown/Black with White throat
BreastLight Brown mottledLight Brown with small Black Spots
UnderbodyPale Brown scalloped BuffLight Brown
FlanksDark Brown, scolloped WhiteLight Brown with Black Spots
UpperpartsDark Brown scollopedDark Brown scolloped
UndertailDark Brown/BuffLight Brown
TailDark Brown/BuffLight Brown
LegsDark GreyDark Grey
FeetDark GreyDark Grey
   Now that we can identify the wildfowl, where can we find them at WWT Slimbridge?

   They can be found in the following zones: -
   Red-Billed Teal. - Found in the Lesser Flamingo Zone.
   White-Cheeked Pintail. - Found in the Pampas Pen Zone.