Marbled Duck

Scientific Name: Marmaronetta angustirostris
Common Name: Marbled Duck
Other Name: Marbled teal

Identifying Features: Pale sandy-brown coloured body, dark brown colour eye-patch, black bill, female smaller than the male.

Fun Facts:

  • The species has nomadic tendencies.In some areas birds disperse from the breeding grounds, and have been encountered in the winter period in the Sahel zone, south of the Sahara.
  • They are common in captive collections but are a nervous and flighty bird.


This image was clicked by John Thompson – via Flickr.

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