The Cape Teal (Anas capensis) is a dabbling duck from the wetlands of Sub-Saharan Africa.
The Cape Teal is pale grey with a brown back, and a pink beak.
The Cape Teal grows to 44-46 centimetres (17-18 inches).
It is a residential duck (it does not migrate to warmer regions in winter).
It feeds on aquatic plants and small creatures (invertebrates, crustaceans and amphibians), which it finds by dabbling. Dabbling is feeding in shallow water, looking for vegetation.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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