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Anas bernieri (Bernier's Teal)

Wikipedia Abstract

Bernier's Teal Anas bernieri (also known as Madagascar Teal) is a duck species of the genus Anas. It is endemic to Madagascar, where it is found only along the west coast. This duck is 40 to 45 cm in length, and is predominately warm brown all over with conspicuous black scalloping, heaviest on flanks and breast. It has a black speculum, and its bill is pinkish gray and slightly upturned.
View Wikipedia Record: Anas bernieri

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Anas bernieri

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 2.35052
EDGE Score: 3.28856


Adult Weight [1]  362 grams
Birth Weight [2]  36 grams
Male Weight [4]  382 grams
Clutch Size [3]  5


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Madagascar dry deciduous forests Madagascar Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Madagascar mangroves Madagascar Afrotropic Mangroves
Madagascar succulent woodlands Madagascar Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands

Important Bird Areas

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Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Ambavanankarana wetlands Madagascar A1, A2, A3, A4i
Baly Bay National Park Madagascar A1, A2, A3, A4i  
Bemamba Wetland Complex Madagascar A1, A2, A3, A4i
Bombetoka Bay and Marovoay wetlands Madagascar A1, A2, A3, A4i
Mahavavy Kinkony Wetland Madagascar A1, A2, A3, A4i
Manambolomaty wetland complex and Tsimembo Classified Forest Madagascar A1, A2, A3, A4i
Port Bérgé Wetlands Madagascar A1, A2, A3
Tambohorano wetland Complex Madagascar A1, A2, A3, A4i
Wetlands of the Tsiribihina delta and upper Tsiribihina river Madagascar A1, A2, A3, A4i

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles Yes

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Akron Zoological Park
Beale Park
Birdland Park & Gardens
Blackbrook Zoological Park
Canolfan Llanelli Centre W&WTrust
CERZA Centre d'Etude Rech Zool Augeron
Cologne Zoo
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
Curraghs Wildlife Park
Dudley Zoological Gardens
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
Edinburgh Zoo-Scottish National Zoo
Exmoor Zoological Park
Flamingo Park Wildlife Encounter
Great Plains Zoo
London Wetland Centre (W&WT)
Lotherton Bird Garden
Louisville Zoological Garden
Martin Mere Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
Marwell Wildlife
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny w Lodz
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw
Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens
Mulhouse Zoo
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park
Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuary
Parc des Oiseaux
Parc Merveilleux
Parc Zoologique De Cleres (MNHN)
Reserve Zoologique de Calviac
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquar
Sea World Orlando
Slimbridge New Grounds W&WTrust
The Living Rainforest
Tiergarten Heidelberg
Twycross Zoo
Washington Waterfowl Park W&WT
Wroclaw Zoo, LLC
Zoo Dvur Kralove, a.s.
Zoo of Antwerp
Zoo Zürich
Zoological Society of London
Zoologicka zahrada Ostrava
Zoologická a botanická zahrada Plzen
Zoologischer Garten Augsburg GmbH
Zoologischer Garten Wuppertal




Species recognized by Peterson A.P., 2007-01-23, ITIS Global: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System in Catalog of Life 2011
Endangered Status provided by IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2 <> Downloaded on 11 April 2013.
Attributes / relations provided by 1A comparative study of egg mass and clutch size in the Anseriformes, Jordi Figuerola and Andy J. Green, J Ornithol (2006) 147: 57–68 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 3Jetz 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 4Young, HG, MD Sorenson, and KP Johnson. 1997. A description of the Madagascar Teal Anas bernieri and an examination of its relationships with the Grey Teal A. gracilis. Wildfowl 48:174–180
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Important Bird Areas provided by BirdLife International (2010) Important Bird Areas. Downloaded from on 29/12/2010
Images provided by Wikimedia Commons licensed under a Creative Commons License
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
EDGE analysis provided by EDGE of Existence programme, Zoological Society of London
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011