(Last Updated on : 27/08/2015)
Andaman teal with a scientific name "Anas albogularis
" is a species of duck found on oceanic islands in the Bay of Bengal
, especially in the costal regions of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Sub species of Andaman Teal
Andaman teal was considered as a subspecies of the Sunda teal.
Structure of Andaman Teal
Andaman teal is dark brown with buffy markings. The face and throat are pale with a white ring around the eye. The bill is bluish grey and the iris is red.
Concentration of Andaman Teal
Andaman teals are endemic to the Andaman Islands (India) and Great Coco Island (Burma). They are found in inland pools as well as mangroves and lagoons. A population estimate of 500 to 600 individuals was made in a survey conducted in 1995-98, and 674 were counted in 2005. Their population has been on the increase for the last few decades, and was most recently estimated in 2014 to have slightly more than 1,000 individuals
Feedings of Andaman Teal
Andaman Teal feed at night in rice fields. They feed mainly on molluscs and arthropods.
Breeding Screen of Andaman Teal
The breeding season of Andaman Teal is from July to October and nests in reed patches. The nest is made of grass and about nine eggs form the clutch. They were formerly considered to breed in tree hollows but recent studies found no evidence.
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