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Brazilian Teal: here’s the scoop

threats

This species is decreasing due to habitat loss.

Species

Brazilian Teal

Scientific name

Amazonetta brasiliensis

Habitat

Freshwater marshes, lakes and ponds away from the coast with dense vegetation nearby

Diet

Seeds, fruits, roots and insects

lifespan

10 – 15 years

Did you know?

The Brazilian teal is the only duck in the genus Amazonetta. It was formerly considered a perching duck, but more recent analyses indicate that it belongs to a clade of South American dabbling ducks.

Range

French Guiana, Peru, Uruguay, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, Paraguay, Suriname, Venezuela

Conservation status

Least Concern

Widespread and abundant