silver teal duck
The versicolor teal or silver teal (Anas versicolor) is a species of dabbling duck from the genus Anas.
Description Of Silver Teal Pair:The Silver Teal Duck is a small dabbling duck native mostly to the South America. This variety of Teal Duck is belonging partially to freshwater lakes, ponds and rivers, and usually nests in dense vegetation on or near the shore of its main water source.
Silver Teal Duck s are beautiful birds that share some physical characteristics of the Hottentot Teal Duck. Both breeds of duck have a black cap that runs just below the eye, distinctly separated by a buff brown face and neck. While the Hottentot and Silver Teal Ducks both have radiant blue bills, the Silver Teal has a bright yellow patch on top of the bill just near the base
Behavior and Look:
- Weight – Males and Females 9-11 ounces
- Color – Bright blue and yellow bill. Black capped head with a light buff colored face and throat. Buff laced brown feathering on the breast that fades to a white and black barred pattern on the underbelly and rear. Dark Brown back feathers, green speculum divided from the grayish brown primary wing feathers by a distinct white bar.
- Egg Color – White
It breeds in South America Between April and June they prefer reed beds and lays eggs between 6 to 10 between October and December. By February, the majority of chicks have fledged.
Feeding:Ducks generally feed on larvae and pupae often found under rocks, as well as aquatic animals, plant material, seeds, small fish, snails and crabs
Silver Teal Duck in Flight