Sunday, 3 June 2018

MY SUNDAY BEST MEME #69 - DUCK FAMILY

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Chestnut teal duck family, Anas castanea (Eyton, 1838). The chestnut teal is darker and a slightly bigger bird than the grey teal. The male has a distinctive green coloured head and mottled brown body. The female has a brown head and mottled brown body. The female is almost identical in appearance to the grey teal. The female chestnut teal has a loud penetrating "laughing" quack repeated rapidly nine times or more.

The chestnut teal is commonly distributed in south-eastern and south-western Australia, while vagrants may occur elsewhere. Tasmania and southern Victoria are the species’ stronghold, while vagrants can be found as far north as New Guinea and Lord Howe Island. The chestnut teal prefers coastal estuaries and wetlands, and is indifferent to salinity. This bird is an omnivore.

Chestnut teals form monogamous pairs that stay together outside the breeding season, defend the nest site and look after the young when hatched. Nests are usually located over water, in a down-lined tree hollow about 6–10 m high. Sometimes nests are placed on the ground, among clumps of grass near water. The young hatch and are ready to swim and walk within a day.
This post is part of the My Sunday Photo meme,
and also part of the Photo Sunday meme.

7 comments:

  1. Hello, cute family. I love the ducklings. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day!

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  2. What a cute photo, the family off for a walk

    Have a good Sunday and thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

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  3. Cute family.
    Thank you for hosting.

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  4. It's interesting some birds stay monogamous.It's curious why some animals do and some don't.

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  5. Sweet photo, they look as though they're on a mission to get somewhere!

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