Other Names: Mountain Teal
Voice: Males have a soft high peep call, while females quack loudly
Food: Water plants and some insects
Where Found: See map. Fresh water and coastal wetlands.
Habits: Rarely more than 10-20 in a flock Called “dabbling ducks” because they feed by upending in shallow water. At start of breeding males gather in small groups to whistle and puddle about to attract a mate. When pair bond formed they cruise to find nesting spot
Nesting: Breed Sept-Dec Nest on ground in scrape or long grass or in tree hollows 7-15eggs