13 October, 2009

Eurasian Teal


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.

1 comment:

  1. You are really quite the ornithologist! Love it!

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