Meet Our Animals > Puna Teal
Quick Facts
Native to South America: Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, and Peru
Primary Diet Aquatic animals, plant material, seeds, small fish, snails, and crabs
Adult Weight 14 oz.
Lifespan 10 to 15 years
Status Least Concern

Puna Teal

Like most dabbling ducks (but unlike most Northern Hemisphere species), the sexes look similar year-round, although males on average are brighter and more boldly patterned. They have a distinctive light blue bill with a black line down the middle.


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Herb and Nada Mahler Family Aviary

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