Puna teal

Puna taling

Puna teal (Anas puna)

De Puna teal (Anas puna) is een dabbling duck uit de familie van de water birds that includes ducks, geese, and swans (Anatidae).


Nederlandse naam:
Puna taling
Engelse naam:
Puna teal
Duitse naam:
Franse naam:
Sarcelle de la puna
Wetenschappelijke naam:
Anas puna

Taxonomische indeling



Uiterlijke kenmerken:

Black cap, down to eye, and nape,and thin line down back of neck,sharply demarcateted from a almost white creamy cheek. The back, chest and lower flanks are light brown with dark brown spotting. The bill is a distinctive light blue with a black line down the middle. have brown eyes and dark grey legs and feet.

As Male but smaller and Duller in color.

Well look like adults by the end of there first winter.


Puna teal (Anas puna) pair bond may be long-term. Puna teal do not usually mix with other species. 
Usually pairs or small groups. 

Maten en Gewicht

Lengte man:
De man (woerd) van de Puna teal heeft een lichaamslengte van ongeveer 48-51 centimeters. De vrouw (pop) heeft een lichaamslengte van ongeveer 48-51 centimeters.
Gewicht man:
Het mannetje weegt ongeveer 540-560 gram. Het vrouwtje weegt ongeveer 540-560 gram.
Het gewicht is notoir variabel en kan alleen als indicatie worden gebruikt!

Previously considered subspecie:

  • Silver teal - Anas versicolor

Dabbling Ducks are generally hardy, easy to maintain and easy to breed. Shelter may be required by some of the smaller species in winter. They should be provided with cover (including marginal pond cover) and loafing areas as well as water. A pen which is 50% water is suggested. The water may be shallow (i.e. no more than two feet deep is required), and muddy areas for dabbling in are also appreciated. These ducks are generally good in mixed collections, although the smaller and quieter species may be bullied. Territorial disputes between ducks of the same species may be avoided by keeping only one pair of each species in an enclosure, unless the area is very large. For a single pair of ducks a pen are of 50 to 100 square metres, depending on the size of duck, should be provided.

A diet based on wheat and pellets is suggested, with maintenance pellets changed to breeders pellets for the breeding season. Bread and greenfood are also appreciated. Grit should always be available, with soluble grit (e.g. oystershell grit) as a calcium source when breeding.

Most species are ground nesters and both close ground cover and ground level nest boxes should be provided. Hand-rearing is generally preferred, as these ducks are generally poor parents in captive conditions, particularly in enclosures shared with other waterfowl. These ducks are prone to hybridization, particularly with closely related species, which should be kept apart from one another.

Puna teal are quite hardy, but quiet. These popular little ducks prefer natural cover and a secluded pen, particularly for breeding. Feed with wheat, pellets, greenfood, grass.

These ducks are easy to breed. Close ground cover, and ground-level or raised nest boxes should be provided. Eggs are normally laid April to May or June. Both parents participate in rearing.

Hybridisation reported with Silver teal (Anas versicolor); (previously considered subspecies).

Well established and regularly bred in waterfowl collections.


Het vrouwtje Puna teal legt doorgaans zo'n 5-7 pale creamy or pale pinkish eieren het broeden duurt 25-27 dagen.

Kunstmatig broeden:

De ideale relatieve luchtvochtigheid voor het uitbroeden van de meeste watervogeleieren is 55% voor grondbroeders en 40% bij holenbroeders. De temperatuur is meestal 37,4° C. Stel ventilatie in zoals aanbevolen door de fabrikant van de broedmachine. Eieren moeten minimaal 4 keer per dag automatisch of met de hand worden gedraaid. Naarmate de vrucht zich ontwikkelt, verliest het ei water en wordt de luchtzak groter. Bij normale ontwikkeling van een ei met een incubatietijd van 25-27 dagen neemt de luchtzak ongeveer een derde van het ei in beslag, dit bij drie dagen voor uitkomst. Reinheid is van vitaal belang en idealiter moet de luchtvochtigheid worden verhoogd tot 65% nadat de eerste tekenen van uitkomst zichtbaar worden.

Aanbevolen passende ringmaat voor de Puna teal is 9 mm.
De gesloten pootring kan alleen aangebracht worden bij een jonge dabbling duck van ongeveer 11-12 dagen oud.

It doesn't matter what leg that you band, but it's good to have a consistent system.
Suggested: Left leg = Female, Right leg = Male
Lundi Regular
Lundi Regular
Lundi Regular
Lundi Regular
Lundi Regular

Lundi Regular with a protein content of 20%, valuable Spirulina and high-quality by-products is optimally balanced in its composition maintenance food for water ornamental fowl of all kinds. Especially green teal and Whistling ducks that are not dependent on a very high protein content, are well supplied.

Lundi Regular contains all the minerals and vitamins in full form that are important for the animals. Therefore also suitable as breeding food.

Foto's van de Puna teal