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Teal, Marbled (Marmaronetta angustirostris)
Photo by Psilo,Bolton,UK
 


Teal, Marbled (Marmaronetta angustirostris)

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When viewed from a distance these ducks look just plain brown, but closer observation reveals the most beautiful marbled pattern. These birds are native to southern Europe, north Africa and the Middle-East. They are quite a small bird and lack any kind of wing speculum that is found in other Teal.

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