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  Red-billed Teal

 

 

Anas erythrorhyncha

(108) 46 cm; 570 g

SEXES  Similar, M > F. Only pink-billed duck in region with dark crown. F has steeper fore­head than M.

JUV  Greyer, duller and with less distinct scaling.

STATUS  Very common res­ident, nomadic; in large flocks during non-br season.

HABITAT  Most inland water bodies.

FOOD  Mainly grass and aquatic seeds and fruits.

CALL  M gives soft swizzling whizzt or zee, F a loud quaaak.

BR  Monogamous. Nests on dry ground close to water.

 

 

Trb001

Khumaga

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Trb002

Samadupi

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

Trb003

Samadupi

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

Trb004

Savuti

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

Trb005

Savuti

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

Trb006

Savuti

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

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Savuti

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

     

 

 

 

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