MERGE WITH GREEN-WINGED TEAL = COMMON TEAL
Scientific Name: Anas crecca
Population Estimate: 6M-7M (for both Eurasian Teal and Green-winged Teal)
Range / Habitat: Smallish dabbling duck of shallow ponds with much vegetation. Summers widespread in Europe, winters in Africa and parts of Asia.
Field Notes: Green stripe at eye on rust head, grey spotted breast, ivory patch on rear. Similar to the North American Green-winged Teal (a recent split from the former, larger taxon of Common Teal), though Eurasian Teal white horizontal shoulder bar (not vertical bar).
Personal Notes: We happened upon hundreds of these birds at the Isola della Cona reserve near Venice, Italy.