By Bernard DUPONT from FRANCE (Cape Teal (Anas capensis)) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Cape Teal Anas capensis


Category E

Native Range

Africa. Southern Africa and also parts of Ethiopia/Kenya and Niger .

British Occurence

Another of the many species of duck from around the world that can survive the British climate and can escape from their intended confines.

There have been several records for the Western Palearctic (seven as of March 2018) with a likely wild bird on Malta that month perhaps becoming the eighth.

Where to see Cape Teal in captivity

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