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Marbled teal


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
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