pale checkered body; pink bill; bulbous head (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

Cape Teal
Anas capensis

Native Range: Africa

Notes: a distinctive pale grey duck with a bulbous-looking head and pink bill; little sexual dimorphism; occurs in both freshwater and saltwater marshes.

pink bill has black at its base; bright red iris (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

small flock being wary (South Africa; 2007-06-30)