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Anas capensis (Cape Teal)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Cape teal (Anas capensis) is a 44–46 cm long dabbling duck of open wetlands in sub-Saharan Africa.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 3.42342
EDGE Score: 1.48691


Adult Weight [1]  399 grams
Birth Weight [2]  50 grams
Female Weight [1]  380 grams
Male Weight [1]  419 grams
Weight Dimorphism [1]  10.3 %
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Ectothermic [3]  40 %
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  40 %
Diet - Plants [3]  10 %
Diet - Seeds [3]  10 %
Forages - Water Surface [3]  80 %
Forages - Underwater [3]  20 %
Clutch Size [5]  8
Clutches / Year [1]  1
Fledging [1]  56 days
Incubation [4]  28 days
Snout to Vent Length [1]  18 inches (46 cm)


Protected Areas

Important Bird Areas

Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
False Bay Park (proposed) South Africa A1, A4i, A4iii

Biodiversity Hotspots

Prey / Diet

Stuckenia pectinata (sago pondweed)[6]



Parasitized by 
Baruscapillaria obsignata[8]
Capillaria anatis <Unverified Name>[8]
Echinocotyle capensis <Unverified Name>[8]
Fimbriasacculus africanensis <Unverified Name>[8]
Sobolevicanthus transvaalensis <Unverified Name>[8]

Range Map

External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
2Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
5Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
6Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
7The Serengeti food web: empirical quantification and analysis of topological changes under increasing human impact, Sara N. de Visser, Bernd P. Freymann and Han Olff, Journal of Animal Ecology 2011, 80, 484–494
8Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 Wildfinder Database
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0