MADAGASCAR TEAL

Anas bernieri

This species has the particularity of nesting high in the hollows of  large mangrove trees.

 

WEIGHT : 400 g

FOOD : aquatic plants, invertebrates

THREATS : destruction of its habitat (conversion into agricultural lands, logging) and poaching

RED LIST : Endangered

MORE INFO :

Family : Anatidae
Habits : solitary
Egg-laying : 6 – 7 eggs
Incubation : 26 to 27 days
Longevity : 10 years
CITES : Appendix IIB