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Teal, Laysan (Anas laysanensis)
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Teal, Laysan (Anas laysanensis)

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Also known as the Laysan duck it is endemic to Laysan Island, which lies some 225 km off the Hawaiian Islands. It is a small member of the Mallard group but it isnt thought to descend directly from them. In the wild, where it is highly endangered it can be found on brackish ponds & surrounding grassy upland areas where it feeds on a diet of aquatic insects, brine shrimp and seeds. In captivity it is fairly common.


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