Skip to content

Marbled teal

Tropics·Bird

These birds live in flocks but will break off into pairs during mating season. Females lay 9-12 eggs in nests built near shallow water. Males leave once the female starts incubating the eggs, leaving the mother to care for the hatched chicks on her own.

  • Conservation StatusNear Threatened
  • Life span20-30 years
  • Body size12.5-16 in. long
  • Native habitat Freshwater wetlands and ponds of the Mediterranean, West Asia, and Africa
  • DietSeeds and aquatic invertebrates
Golden-breasted starling Chestnut-backed Thrush

Tickets

Close

Subscribe

Zoo News

Our monthly e-newsletter holds a fun assortment of announcements, discounts, and news so you can stay up to date with Sedgwick County Zoo.

What to Know

We’re excited to see you at the Zoo today! Here are some things to remember during your visit.

Animals Sightings

As always, some animals may not be visible due to weather or other factors. After 4:00 PM, you may see fewer animals during your visit.

Zoo Rules

Please read and follow all Zoo Rules and Policies to respect our guests and animals.