Falcated Teal Ducks
The Falcated Teal Duck
is a dabbling duck that is lives and breeds in Eastern Asia. This is a strongly migratory bird that winters all over Southern Asia and often forms large flocks, unlike many other teal breeds. The Falcated Teal
is also much more talkative that other breeds of teal duck, and can be quite noisy, especially during the breeding season. The Males have a low whistle, and the females make a low pitched "quack".
The plumage of the male Falcated Teal
during breeding season is unmistakable. This duck species has a large, dark green head with a bronze crown, a white throat and a dark green collar. The breast, flanks, and underbelly appear either as finely barred white and black or vermiculated gray. The birds namesake, and the most distinctive feathering feature of the Falcated Teal Duck
are the long, sickle-shaped tertials hanging off the back flanks of the bird.
The female Falcated Teal
is similar in plumage to the female wigeon. The bird is mostly dark brown and has a long gray bill. The male looks similar to the female during its eclipse plumage. These bids are much more gregarious than many other varieties of teal duck, so be wary if noise is an issue when considering raising this beautiful duck species.