Sharp-winged Teal

Anas flavirostris oxyptera

A Sharp-winged Teal
Photo courtesy of Sally Zacharias

This is one of the four races of the South American Speckled or Chilean Teal.

It is distinguished by clear pinkish-gray underparts lacking any markings.

The 5-6 creamy white eggs are usually laid in ground nests or burrows and take 26 days to hatch.


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A pair of Sharp-winged Teal
Photo courtesy of Sally Zacharias


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