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Teal, Hottentot
 
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Scientific Name:
Spatula hottentota
Location(s):
Africa, Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Central Africa, East Africa, Eastern Cape Province, Free State Province, Gauteng Province, Global, Horn of Africa, Ilkeliani, Indian Ocean Islands, Kenya, KwaZulu Natal Province, Limpopo Province, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Mpumalanga Province, Namibia, Nigeria, North Africa, North West Province, Northern Cape Province, Rwanda, South Africa, South Central Africa Read more
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IUCN
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or ...
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Wikipedia
The Hottentot Teal breed year round, depending on rainfall, and stay in small groups or pairs. They build nests above water in tree stumps and use vegetation. Ducklings leave the nest soon after hatching, and the mother's parenting is limited to providing protection from predators and leading young to feeding areas.[ 3] This species is omnivorous and prefers smaller shallow bodies of water.[ 4] ...
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