SILVER/VERSICOLOUR TEAL (COMING AUTUMN 2023)

Silver Teal are a bit of an unusual site in waterfowl collections but are on no account a less attractive species. Closely related to the Puna Teal, Silver teal are striking birds with beautiful blue streaks down the side of their beaks.

Size

Typical Adult is 38-43cm (15-17in).


Food

Aquatic plants, seeds, insects, larvae, molluscs, and crustaceans.


Habitat/Range

Freshwater lakes, swamps, and pools in South America. The Northern Silver Teal is found in Paraguay, southern Bolivia, and southern Brazil and the Southern Silver Teal is found in southern Chile, Argentina, and the Falkland Islands. The southernmost birds migrate to southern Brazil in the winter. Breeding Season: - Starts October to November in the south, and September to March further north.


Eggs

6 to 10 (creamy pink colour).


£110 per pair