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Eurasian Teal

(Anas crecca)
Alternate name(s): "[Eurasian] Green-winged Teal", "Common Teal", "Teal"
German name(s): "Krickente"

Size: 34-38 cm; wing span 53-59 cm
Weight: 340 g (male, average); 320 g (female, average)
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Eurasian Teal at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

MALE

BREEDING

Lateral view of two male Eurasian Teals in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Soto de las Juntas, Madrid, Spain, December 2019]

NON-BREEDING

Distant lateral view of a male Eurasian Teal in non-breeding plumage; note the cream-coloured patch under the tail
(photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Tejo estuary, Portugal, October 2019]

FEMALE

Lateral view of a female Eurasian Teal; note the absence of a patch under the tail
(photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Tejo estuary, Portugal, October 2019]

PAIR

BREEDING

Lateral view of a pair of Eurasian Teals; male in breeding plumage at the back, female in front (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, March 2014]

Lateral view of a pair of Eurasian Teals; male at the front, female behind (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, March 2014]

Lateral view of three Eurasian Teals in flight; two males, lower left and upper right, and a female, centre right
(photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Maranhao, Avis, Evora, Portugal, February 2016]

NON-BREEDING

Lateral view of Eurasian Teals in flight; males mostly in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Tejo estuary, Portugal, January 2019]

Flock of Eurasian Teals in low flight (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Montargil, Avis, Evora, Portugal, December 2017]

Group of Eurasian Teals in flight; the fact that there appear to be no males in breeding plumage in this group may indicate that they are in eclipse and therefore indistinguishable from females at this distance (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Mora, Evora, Portugal, August 2013]

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