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"Itik Benjut/ Sunda Teal (Anas gibberifrons)" | by Fatih Nasrulloh
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"Itik Benjut/ Sunda Teal (Anas gibberifrons)"

Also known as the Indonesian Teal, Sunda Teal is a dabbling duck found in open wetlands in Indonesia with mottled brown body and white and green flashes on its wings. The male and female Sunda Teal share the same colouration, in contrast to the related Chestnut Teal, whose male and female are strikingly different. The nominate Sunda Teal has almost indentical colouration to the female Chestnut Teal and can only be distinguished by its lighter coloured neck, paler face and especially the bulging forehead. The Sunda Teal nests near its favoured freshwater lakes and marshes, usually on the ground, but also in tree holes or rabbit burrows. This is a vocal duck, especially at night. The male gives a soft "preep", and the female has a loud quack.

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Taken on October 12, 2011