MADAGASCAR TEAL
(Anas Bernieri)
Maccoa                Magpie Goose


Tropical House - Slimbridge
The Madagascar Teal found was in the Tropical House, SlimbridgeMap (Slimbridge)
Madagascar
Breeding Habitat - Madagascar
West coast of Madagascar.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area
Non-Migratory.

Conservation Status


Size
400mm to 450mm (16" to 18")

Appearance - Drake
The male has light Brown plumage with Black scalloping withich is heaviest on the breast and flanks. It has a Pink/Grey bill, Dark Brown eyes, Black with White border speculum, dull Pink legs and feet.

Appearance - Duck
Similar to the male.

Habitat
Mangroves, Shallow Ponds, Brackish Lakes, Rivers and Marshes.

Diet
Vegetation, Insects and Invertebrates.

Breeding Time
December to March.

Nest
The nest is built in tree hollows.

Eggs
Quantity: 4 to 9.
Colour: Pale Fawny/Yellow Buff.

Slimbridge Wildfowl A - B
Maccoa Duck (Oxyura Maccoa)
Magpie Goose (Anseranas Semipalmata)
Magellan Goose (Chloephaga Picta)
Mallard (Anas Platyrhynchos)
Mandarin (Aix Galericulata)
Marbled Teal (Marmaronetta Angustirostris)
Moorhen (Gallinula Chloropus)
Muscovy Duck (Cairina Moschata)
Mute Swan (Cygnus Olor)
Northern Pintail (Anas Acuta)
Northern Shoveler (Anas Clypeata)
Pacific Black Duck (Anas Superciliosa)
Patagonian Crested Duck (Lophonetta Specularioides Specularioides)
Philippine Duck (Anas Luzonica)
Plumed Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna Eytoni)
Pochard (Aythya Ferina)
Puna Teal (Anas Puna)
Radjah Shelduck (Tadorna Radjah)
Red-billed Teal (Anas Erythrorhyncha)
Red-breasted Goose (Branta Ruficollis)
Red-crested Pochard (Netta Rufina)
Redhead (Aythya Americana)
Red Shoveler (Anas Platalea)
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya Collaris)
Ringed Teal (Callonetta Leucophrys)
Ross's Goose (Anser Rossii or Chen Rossii)
Rosybill (Vetta Peposaca)
Rouen Duck (Anas platyrhynchos domesticus)
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura Jamaicensis)
Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna Ferruginea)
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MADAGASCAR TEAL
Maccoa                Magpie Goose
Madagascar Teal
©Dave Key Madagascar Teal (Slimbridge May 2012)

The Madagascar Teal, also known as the Bernier's Teal, is of the Anas genus and is a dabbling duck that is only found along the coast of Madagascar.

The Madagascar Teal is currently classed as Endangered due to habitat loss. Huge areas of wetlands are being drained or altered for human activities such as farmland, rice paddies and prawn ponds. Their wooded habitat is also being destroyed for timber which effects their breeding.

Due to the increase of humans in their area, hunting has also increased for so called sport and meat.





Photographs ©Dave Key, Click thumbnail to enlarge.
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