The Silver Teal or Versircolor Teal is native to South America.
The male and female of this species look similar and keep the same color year round. Silver Teal closely resembles Puna Teal, who are duller in color.
These birds get along well with other species and can do well in a mixed collection.
They are generally hardy, but will need some protection from winter tempertures in cold climates.
Capable of breeding their first Spring, most pairs do not breed until they are two years of age.
Silver Teal are ground nesters, and prefer to nest in natural cover, some may accept next boxes.
Clutches consist of 6-10 eggs and are incubated for about 25 days.
The ducklings of this species are easy to raise.