Appearance: - The Red-billed Teal has a dark-brown cap which extends to below the eye, dark-brown nape, a white throat and cheeks, dark-brown eyes, a pinkish-red beak with black running down the middle, dark-brown scalloped upperparts, much paler scalloped underparts and flanks, dark-brown wings and secondary flight feathers are buff with a black stripe across them, and dark-grey legs and feet. Both sexes are similar.
Notes: - The Red-billed Teal (sometimes called the Red-billed Pintail) is an African dabbling duck. This is a quiet duck that likes to feed by grazing on land during the evening or night. It looks similar to the White-cheeked Pintail (Bahama Pintail).
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