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Teal, Hottentot

Unread postby Candy's Style » Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:50 am

Hottentot Teal
Gevlekte Eend
Anas hottentota

Habitat: Quiet inland waters with emergent and surface vegetation, vleis, marshes, sewage ponds and floodplains
Food: Seeds, fruits, crustaceans, insects, detritus in mud and molluscs in Natal (up to 95% of their diet in winter)
Habits: Quiet and unobstructive, in pairs or in small groups. Often sits quietly on water near overhanging plants or loafs on shoreline. Takes off reluctantly; flies with body at slightly upward angle and head characteristically raised until fully airborne. Forages by filter feeding with bill or head immersed and by up-ending.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:58 am

This one has me quite puzzled ... my best guess is Hottentot teal? :hmz: Seen at Strandfontein (near Cape Town) on 26 October 2011.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Maxwell » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:27 am

It is indeed.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:23 pm

Maxwell wrote:It is indeed.

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Re: Teal, Hottentot

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:09 am

Hmmm... :hmz:

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Re: Teal, Hottentot

Unread postby Tilandi » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:31 am

Thanks for the 'fix' :thumbs_up:
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Re: Teal, Hottentot

Unread postby wildtuinman » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:01 am

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:37 pm

These ducks have got me puzzled. I originally thought that they were southern pochards, but now, looking more closely at the head, I'm wondering whether they may be Hottentot teals -- even tho the pix in my field guide show a much paler body? :hmz: Seen at Strandfontein (Cape Town) on 8 December 2012.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby wildtuinman » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:46 am

Definitely Hottentot Teals
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:14 pm

Thanks, WTM :thumbs_up:
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