Cape Teal.. the male whistles and the female quacks…

Cape Teal (Anas capensis)

Reading up on this bird, I burst out laughing, a description given on Wikipedia states… “This is a generally quiet species, except during mating displays. The breeding male has a clear whistle, whereas the female has a feeble "quack".”

So he whistles and hopes to find a mate, she replies with a feeble quack, hope he is not like me and is deaf, he’ll never find a mate.

This just made me laugh, to find a specie where the female has a feeble voice is most unusual.

A few photos…..


“Quack louder I can’t hear you !!!”


“Quack, quack… hey can’t you hear me you old codger !!”


“I’m getting out of here, been whistling so much, that the cows are now coming home, yet not a single quack.”


“Been quacking away yet he ignores me, old fool !!”