The Sharp-winged or Speckled Teal (also Yellow-billed or Chilean Teal, see below) normally lives at high altitude in the Andes.
Male and female have similar plumage but the male (right) is slightly darker and slightly larger.
A pair of Sharp-winged or Speckled Teals
There are several
SPECKLED TEAL, above,
also called the
Yellow-billed Teal and the taxonomic name Anas
flavirostris inhabits much of South America (including South
It has 4 subspecies in different
areas, including the CHILEAN
TEAL (the nominate species Anas flavirostris flavirostris)
from Brazil through to the Falklands (and South Georgia), and the
SHARP-WINGED TEAL (Anas
featured here, which lives in Peru, Chile and Argentina.
Anas georgica, with nominate subspecies
SOUTH GEORGIA PINTAIL,
is also mistakenly sometimes referred to as the Yellow-billed Teal.
is larger than the Speckled Teal and also comes from South America,
including the islands of South Georgia from which it is named.
Anas undulata, is a mallard-sized duck from south and east
Africa. (The Mallard drake also has a yellow bill.)
SPOT-BILLED DUCK or
SPOTBILL, Anas poecilorhyncha, with its subspecies Indian
(nominate), Chinese and Burmese, comes from Asia.