Puna Teals are a handsome and distinctive dabbling duck of the high Andes. Note the black cap, bright pale creamy cheeks, and powder-blue bill. Like most South American dabbling ducks (but unlike most Northern Hemisphere species), sexes look similar year-round, although male on average is brighter and more boldly patterned.
The Puna Teal is the largest of the three races of South American Silver Teal and is abundant throughout its range in Andean pampas marshes from central Peru to north western Argentina. Puna are hardy and will thrive on grain and pellets but with this species pellets should form the greater part of the diet and should be available add lib.
Conservation Status: Least Concern