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Cape Teal
Not all ducks migrate

Cape TealHere in North America most ducks and other waterfowl species migrate from their summer breeding grounds in the north to southern regions during the fall. In other parts of the world, especially in warmer climates where food is available year round, some ducks like the Cape teal do not migrate at all.

These small ducks are very pale with mainly grey and brown feathers and a pink bill. Both male and females are similar in color unlike most duck species that live in the northern hemisphere where there is a distinct difference in the colors.

Cape teal feed on aquatic plants and many of the smaller creatures that live in their wetlands habitats including frogs, insects, crustaceans and other invertebrates.

Cape Teal
Anas Capensis
Status: Least Concern


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