08 April, 2012

Chestnut Teal

Scientific Name: Anas castanea

Population Estimate: 110K

Range / Habitat: Endemic to Australia, where found on inland wetlands on in the southeast quadrant and along the west coast.

Field Notes: Small dabbling duck. Male with dark green head, chestnut breast and sides, and white spot on flank. Female all brown with lighter tips to feathers. Female similar to Australian Grey Teal but darker overall.

Personal Notes: Seen at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne.

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