Nonnatives - Hottentot Teal

Hottentot Teal - Anas punctata

Florida's Nonnative Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1989

Extirpated year: 1989

Established status: Species were formerly present in Florida, but are no longer present.

Estimated Florida range: 1 county  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: No current population

Threats to natives:  Unknown

Species Account: Native to Africa and Madagascar. There are no recent reports.

Habitats: Lakes

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Palm Beach 1989   Not reported breeding Shot during the 1989 hunting season.


Robertson, W. B., and G. E. Woolfenden. 1992. Florida bird species: an annotated list. Florida Ornithological Society, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

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