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Alternative name: Red-billed Teal
43â€“48 cm (17-19 in)
Sexes are similar
Western Africa: Mali, Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola
The can be found in a variety of wetland habitats, though appear to prefer shallow, still, freshwater with floating vegetation.
A dabbling duck, they look for seeds, fruit, grain, roots and aquatic plants and grass. They also eat aquatic invertebrates. They will forage on dry land in the evening or at night.
Nests are built on the ground in dense vegetation near water.
The male has a whzzt call
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