How to Draw a Teal

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Teal in 7 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

The images above represent how your finished drawing is going to look and the steps involved.

Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Teal.

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How to Draw a Teal - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: The Teal is a type of duck. Let's draw one now! Start with the beak by drawing a small 'm' shape at the very top, by bring the ends down to long curved lines for the shape. Connect them back at the bottom with another round tip. Now, add a small line to show the mouth of the duck. Add a small little oval, colored black, for the nostril.

Step 2: For the head, draw a circle shape from the top of the beak all the way around. Leave a space open at the bottom for the rest of the body.

Step 3: Add the eye by making a small circle inside the head.

Step 4: For the wing, draw several long lines down the end. The end should have several feather tips.

Step 5: For the body, draw a nice long curve from the bottom of the head all the way to the back of the wing. End it with a sharp point for the tail feathers.

Step 6: Now add the leg by bringing two lines straight down, with long thin tubes for the toes. Notice the webbing between the toes…that's how the Teal can swim so well!

Step 7: Lastly, add the second foot behind the first one. Even though they are called Teals, This duck can be white, Yellow, brown, dark green or even black!

Interesting Facts about the Teal

The Teal is a familiar duck. It can be found in Eurasia, the combined area of Europe and Asia, and parts of the Canada, the United States and Mexico. For the colder months, these ducks fly south to keep warm. These ducks fly can often fly in very large flocks. Maybe you’ve seen a large flock of ducks flying south for the winter! These ducks eat seeds and invertebrates in the water and like to live in protected, shallow wetlands.

Did you know?

  • The Teal is considered a dabbling duck, which are ducks that feed on the surface of waters, rather than diving deep.
  • This duck is the smallest of the dabbling ducks as it only gets to 20 to 30 cm long and only weighs around 320 to 340g depending on gender
  • Even though these ducks are called Teals, they are white, yellowish, browns, dark green, blacks, and grey
  • The female duck in the relationship is the one to build the nest while her male watches
  • Normally the mother lays 5 or 6 eggs in her nest, which then the male duck leaves and the mother incubates and cares for her young alone
  • The incubation period takes around 23 days total

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