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Chestnut Teal

(Anas castanea)
Alternate name(s): "Chestnut-breasted Teal", "Green-headed Teal", "Black Teal", "Mountain Teal", "Tete"
Aboriginal name(s): "ngwoolnakerong"

Size: 38-48 cm
Weight: 650 g (average)

Similar species

Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Chestnut Teal at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

MALE

Close-up lateral view of a male Chestnut Teal (photo courtesy of C. Hayne)

Lateral view of a male Chestnut Teal
[Gorokan, NSW, June 2011]

Lateral view of a male Chestnut Teal (photo courtesy of M. Windeyer)
[Long Jetty, NSW, September 2011]

Lateral view of a male Chestnut Teal (photo courtesy of A. Ross-Taylor)
[Carrara, Gold Coast, QLD, December 2014]

Male Chestnut Teal paddling away
[Gorokan, NSW, June 2011]

Male Chestnut Teal (left), with two Plumed Whistling-Ducks (right), seen at Whittaker's Lagoon near Moree, NSW (photo courtesy of C. Hayne)

Male Chestnut Teal in flight (photo courtesy of C. Hayne)
[Whittaker's Lagoon, NSW, April 2014]

FEMALE

Lateral view of a female Chestnut Teal
[Gorokan, NSW, June 2011]

Dorsal view of a female Chestnut Teal
[Gorokan, NSW, June 2011]

Two female Chestnut Teals on a jetty
[Gorokan, NSW, June 2011]

Here a pair of Chestnut Teals seen in flight
[Near Hat Head, NSW, January 2011]

Behaviour

Two Chestnut Teals (female on the right, immature male on the left) exploring suburbia (photo courtesy of A. Ross-Taylor)
[Carrara, Gold Coast, QLD, December 2014]

Food, Diet

Chestnut Teals filter-feeding in shallow water
[Hunter Wetlands NP, Newcastle, NSW, December 2016]

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