Eurasian teal

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Eurasian teal
Wintering male from Mangaon, Maharashtra, India
Calls of Eurasian teals
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Genus: Anas
A. crecca
Binomial name
Anas crecca
Distribution map
light green : nesting area
blue : wintering area
dark green : resident all year

Anas crecca crecca Linnaeus, 1758
Anas crecca nimia Friedmann, 1948

Anas crecca

The Eurasian teal,[2] common teal, or Eurasian green-winged teal (Anas crecca) is a duck that lives in Europe and Asia. It is the only kind of teal in most places. Teal is also the name of a color between blue and green. The bird has this color round its eyes.

The teal mates where the weather is temperate, but in winter it flies south to avoid the cold. When it is not starting a family, the teal likes to be with other teals. It often lives in places where the ground is very wet and the wind is usually not strong. It does not go under the water to find its food. Instead, it stays on top of the water and eats seeds and bugs that live in the water.

Some scientists think that another kind of teal, the North American green-winged teal (A. carolinensis), is a kind of common teal

References[change | change source]

  1. BirdLife International (2020). "Common Teal: Anas crecca". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020: e.T22680321A181692388. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  2. Madge S. & Burn H. 1987. Wildfowl, an identification guide to the ducks, geese and swans of the world. London: Christopher Helm. ISBN 0713636475