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Anas hottentota

Anas hottentota (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Anseriformes
Familia: Anatidae
Subfamilia: Anatinae
Genus: Anas
Species: Anas hottentota


Anas hottentota (Eyton, 1838)

Anas hottentota (*)


* monograph on the anatidae, or duck tribe p.129

Vernacular names
Afrikaans: Gevlekte eend
Česky: Čírka hottentotská
Deutsch: Hottentottenente
English: Hottentot Teal
Español: Cerceta hotentote
Français: Sarcelle hottentote
Italiano: Alzavola ottentotta
日本語: アフリカコガモ
Nederlands: Hottentottaling
‪Norsk (bokmål)‬: Hottentottand
Русский: Пятнистый чирок
Svenska: Hottentotkricka


The Hottentot Teal (Anas hottentota) is a species of dabbling duck of the genus Anas. It is migratory resident in eastern and southern Africa, from Sudan and Ethiopia west to Niger and Nigeria and south to South Africa and Namibia[2][1]. In west Africa, and Madagascar it is sedentary. Perhaps a more perplexing feature is its riveting blue bill.

The Hottentot Teal breed year round, depending on rainfall, and stay in small groups or pairs. They build nests above water in tree stumps and use vegetation. This species is omnivorous and prefers smaller shallow bodies of water.[3]

The Hottentot Teal is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies. The status of the Hottentot Teal is Least Concern[1].


1. ^ a b c IUCN (2009)
2. ^ Clements, J. (2007)
3. ^ http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/index.html?action=SpcHTMDetails.asp&sid=465&m=0#


* Clements, James, (2007) The Clements Checklist of the Birds of the World, Cornell University Press, Ithaca
* IUCN (2009) BirdLife International Anas hottentota Downloaded on 08 Jan 2009

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