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Brazilian Teal


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Brazilian Teal  ]

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Description

The male has a red bill and deep orange legs while the female has a grey bill. The other key feature in the male is the pale grey area on the cheeks and the sides of the neck.

There overall coloration is light brown in color. The female is much duller in color and has a small white patch above the eye.


Breeding

The Brazilian  is one of the easiest ducks to breed in captivity. The breeding season begins in early May and the hens look to build nests in stands of thick grass or other vegetation, but may also accept boxes. They do not require a large aviary, as long as it is well planted. The clutch sizes range from 6 to 12 cream colored eggs and are incubated for about 23 days. The hens can be allowed to hatch and rear their own young. 
Brazilian ducks live in pairs or in small groups of up to twenty birds. Both parents look after their hatchlings.

 

General Comments

The Brazilian Teal occurs from Colombia to Argentina and Uruguay. They are found in pairs or small groups on lakes and pools normally away from the coast and close to dense vegetation.
Their preferred habitat is a body of freshwater away from the coast with dense vegetation nearby.

 

 


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Brazilian Drake

 
Brazilian Drake


Brazilian Hen


Brazilian Pair


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