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CAPE TEAL (Anas capensis)

Key Characteristics

The small size, pink bill with light grey, almost white body and metallic green speculum surrounded by a broad white background are diagnostic for this species.

Habitat

Cape Teal favour shallow, blackish, open waters such as salt pans, vleis, estuaries and coastal lagoons with little vegetation and have adapted to shallow mine dams and sewage works.

The Hunt

These ducks are hunted over decoys from natural and man-made blinds. Morning shoots are generally on cultivated pastures or recently combined maize (corn) and wheat fields. Afternoon shoots are more productive for Yellow-billed duck and usually take place around impoundments. Bag limits are generous and a gun can expect to shoot, depending on the time of the year, between 5 and 10 duck per day. Depending on the time of the year you will encounter, amongst other, the following species: Egyptian & Spurwing Geese, Red-billed Teal, Southern Pochard, White-faced Duck & South African Shelduck. Parties of between 2 and 6 guns can be accommodated. Karoo Wingshooting has waterfowl concessions in excess of 15,000 hectares (37,000 acres).

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