Puna Teal

(Anas Puna)

Appearance: - The Puna Teal has a black cap which extends to below the eyes, creamy-white lower face and neck, dark-brown eyes, pale blue beak with black line running down middle, the breast, back, and flanks are grey-brown with dark brown spots, rear flanks are grey-brown with thin stripes, wings are brown with green speculum, and legs and feet are dark grey. Both sexes are similar.

Size: - Typical Adult is 48-51cm (19-20in).

Food: - Aquatic plants, seeds, and insects.

Habitat/Range: - High altitude freshwater lakes, marshes, and pools in south America:- Andes of Peru, west Bolivia, north Chile, and extreme north west Argentina.

Puna Teal Map
Breeding Habitat/Resident,    Migration or Winter Area.

Breeding Season: - November to January in northern Chile and July to August in Peru.

Eggs: - 5 to 7 (creamy-white or pinkish colour).

Notes: - The Puna Teal is a dabbling duck and used to be considered a sub-species of the Silver Teal. Puna means a type of dry tussock grass moorland of the high Andes above 4000 metres where this bird is found. This duck has a similar plumage to the Hottentot Teal and the Silver Teal.

Conservation status (IUCN 3.1):
  Least Concern.  

Classification: - Family: Anatidae,
Subfamily: Anatinae, Genus: Anas.

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