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BRAZILIAN TEAL (Amazonetta brasiliensis)

©Nigel Key Brazilian Teal (Slimbridge May 2012)

The Brazilian Teal or Brazilian Duck, is a dabbling duck found in South America.

The Lesser Brazilian Teal (Amazonetta Brasiliensis Brasiliensis) and the Greater Brazilian Teal (Amazonetta Brasiliesis Ipecutiri) are both sub species of the Brazilian Teal which is the only duck of the Amazonetta genus.

The Greater Brazilian Teal used to be found in the Tropical House at Slimbridge.

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Conservation Status

350mm to 400mm (14" to 16")

Appearance - Male
The male has light Brown plumage with pale Grey on the head and sides of the neck and a Red bill. The legs and feet are also Red.

Appearance - Female
The female is similar to the male except it has duller plumage, a grey bill, a White patch above the eye, a White throat and duller legs and feet.

Freshwater with dense vegetation.

Seeds, Fruit, Roots and Insects.

Breeding Time
November to December and June to July.

The hen builds the nest in thick grass or vegetation.

Quantity: 6 to 12
Colour: Pale Cream.

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Brazilian Teal (WWT Slimbridge November 2013) - pic by Nigel Key Brazilian Teal (WWT Slimbridge November 2013) - pic by Nigel Key Brazilian Teal (WWT Slimbridge March 2014) - pic by Nigel Key
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Brazilian Teal (WWT Slimbridge May 2012) - pic by Nigel Key Brazilian Teal (WWT Slimbridge May 2012) - pic by Nigel Key Brazilian Teal (WWT Slimbridge May 2012) - pic by Nigel Key
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Brazilian Teal
Breeding Habitat - South America
Uruguay, North and East Argentina, Paraguay, Central Venezuela, Brazil, North East Peru, Suriname, Guyana, French Guiana, East Bolivia, and Eastern Colombia.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area
Non Migratory.

WWT Slimbridge Location - Brazilian Teal
South America Zone - WWT Slimbridge
© Nigel Key South America Zone (WWT Slimbridge May 2015)

The Brazilian Teal can be found in the South America Zone, along with the following wildfowl:-
Black-Bellied Whistling Duck
Black-Necked Swan
Chilean Flamingo
Chiloe Wigeon
Cinnamon Teal
Crested Screamer
Muscovy Duck
Orinoco Goose
Patagonian Crested duck
Red Shoveler
West Indian Whistling Duck
South America Zone (WWT Slimbridge)

WWT Slimbridge Wildfowl (Listed Alphabetically)
A-B  | C-F  | G-L  | M-R  | S-Z
Wildfowl A to B
African Black Duck
African Pygmy Goose
American Black Duck
American Flamingo
American Wigeon
American Wood Duck
Andean Flamingo
Andean Goose
Argentinian Ruddy Duck
Ashy-Headed Goose
Australian Shelduck
Australian Shoveler
Australian Wood Duck
Baer's Pochard
Baikal Teal
Bar-Headed Goose
Barnacle Goose
Barrow's Goldeneye
Bean Goose
Bewick's Swan
Black-Bellied Whistling Duck
Black-Crowned Crane
Black-Headed Duck
Black-Necked Swan
Black Swan
Blue-Winged Goose
Blue-Winged Teal
Brazilian Teal
Brent Goose
Bronze-Winged Duck