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Cape teal

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Anseriformes
Subfamily  Anatinae
Scientific name  Anas capensis
Rank  Species
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Anatidae
Genus  Anas
Higher classification  Anas
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Similar  Bird, Red‑billed teal, Cape shoveler, Yellow‑billed duck, Hottentot teal

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The Cape teal (Anas capensis) is a 44–46 cm long dabbling duck of open wetlands in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Biology

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This species is essentially non-migratory, although it moves opportunistically with the rains. Like many southern ducks, the sexes are similar. It is very pale and mainly grey, with a browner back and pink on the bill (young birds lack the pink). The Cape teal cannot be confused with any other duck in its range.

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It is a thinly distributed but widespread duck, rarely seen in large groups except the moulting flocks, which may number up to 2000.

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This species feeds on aquatic plants and small creatures (invertebrates, crustaceans and amphibians) obtained by dabbling. The nest is on the ground under vegetation and near water.

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This is a generally quiet species, except during mating displays. The breeding male has a clear whistle, whereas the female has a feeble "quack".

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The Cape teal is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies.

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References

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