The Marbled duck Bird or marbled teal is a medium-sized duck. The scientific name, Marmaronetta angustirostris, comes from the Greek marmaros, Marbled duck Bird and netta, a duck.
Marbled Duck Bird Facts:
- Size: 39-42 cm
- Voice: Call a squeaking jeep uttered by dispaying male; otherwise relatively silent
- Range: Said to breed in Pakistan. Rare winter visitor to N India
- Habitat: Mainly shallow, eutrophic wetlands, typically with dense emergent and submerged vegetation.
Small, grey-brown dabbling duck with shaggy hood, dark eye patch and broad eye-stripe from eye to nape. Sandy-brown body finely spotted with creamy-brown.
Juvenile more blotchy. Feeds in shallow water dabbling or upending, occasionally diving. In pairs with other dabbling ducks Characteristic slow and low flight. Secretive.