Psilos Wildfowl Photography

Sharp winged teal

(Anas flavirostris oxyptera)

Also known as the speckled Teal this species is from the high regions of the Andes where it inhabits lakes, marshes, streams and rivers. Pairs dabble and up-end in shallow water or stand in wet boggy areas with occasional diving. These birds breed very well at Martinmere. The birds in the last photo are first winter immature birds.