Marbled Teal


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Marbled Teal

(Marmaronetta angustirostris)

The Marbled Teal is a medium sized duck. It inhabits freshwater lakes and ponds, brackish pools and marshes. It eats an omnivorous diet consisting of insects, seeds, and aquatic plants. The Marbled Teal is a good swimmer and diver. It rarely dives for food, rather it dives to escape predators. Its lifespan averages twenty to thirty years.