Falcated Duck

a.k.a. Falcated Teal or Bronze-capped Teal

Anas falcata

A Falcated drake at Frazier's Aviaries

This beautiful duck is distinguished by the feathers flowing over the tail of the males. Rather heavily built for a dabbling duck, it is found across northern Asia.

It is usually found in small groups and mixes freely with other dabbling species. In captivity it is not quarrelsome with other species and does not damage vegetation if given free range in a garden.

Creamy-white eggs, 6-10 in number, form the normal clutch, which is incubated for 25-26 days. The male may attend the brood, with the female, while the ducklings are very young.

A pair of Falcated Ducks



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