WoRMS taxon details

Anas capensis Gmelin, 1789

212711  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212711)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh
Not documented
Description Length: 44-48 cm. Plumage: brownish grey with wide pale edges to body feathers giving a scalloped appearance, head more...  
Description Length: 44-48 cm. Plumage: brownish grey with wide pale edges to body feathers giving a scalloped appearance, head more ashy with fine speckling; speculum green broadly edged with white. Immature like adult but less mottles. Bare parts: iris yellow in male, orange brown in female <391>, light hazel, scarlet to orange <393>; bill rose pink with pale blue edges and tip; feet and legs dull yellow with dusky webs. Habitat: lagoons, estuaries and tidal flats, but mostly inland waters.<388><391><393> [details]
WoRMS (2018). Anas capensis Gmelin, 1789. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212711 on 2018-10-16
Date
action
by
1998-07-17 10:53:12Z
created
1998-09-02 12:38:17Z
changed
Depew, Lorna
2011-04-08 06:18:06Z
checked

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basis of record  Brown, L.H., E.K. Urban & K. Newman (1982). The Birds of Africa, Volume I. Academic Press, London. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Length: 44-48 cm. Plumage: brownish grey with wide pale edges to body feathers giving a scalloped appearance, head more ashy with fine speckling; speculum green broadly edged with white. Immature like adult but less mottles. Bare parts: iris yellow in male, orange brown in female <391>, light hazel, scarlet to orange <393>; bill rose pink with pale blue edges and tip; feet and legs dull yellow with dusky webs. Habitat: lagoons, estuaries and tidal flats, but mostly inland waters.<388><391><393> [details]
 

LanguageName 
Dutch Kaapse taling  [details]
English Cape teal  [details]
French canard du Cap  [details]
German Fahlente  [details]
Swedish kapand  [details]