Baikal Teal (Slimbridge March 2019)
The Baikal Teal, also known as the Bimaculate Duck or squawk Duck, is a dabbling duck.
The Baikal Teal has no close relatives and is therefore the only living member of its genus. The closest species to the Baikal Teal are perhaps the Garganey and the Northern Shoveler.
The Baikal Teal has suffered from hunting and loss of habitat in the recent past but has now sufficiently recovered to be classed as Least Concern.
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390mm to 430mm (15" to 17")
Appearance - Male
The male has a striking Green nape, light Yellow and Black head with a dark crown and its breast is light Brown with dark mottling. Its flanks are Grey with White bars at the front and rear. The undersides are Whitish, it has elongated Black scapulars, a dark Grey bill and Yellow/Grey legs and feet.
Appearance - Female
The female is mainly Brown with a dark Brown crown, a White throat, a White spot at the base of the bill and dark stripes from the eye to the nape.
Pools and Swampy forests.
Rice, Seeds, Soya Beans, small Invertebrates.
Late April to early July.
Breeds in pools on the tundra edge within swampy forests.
Quantity: 8 to 10
Colour: Light Olive Green.