Common Teal

Eurasian teal
Male:
  • Grey body with black vermiculations
  • Chestnut head and neck
  • Dark green patch before eye to hindneck
  • Black and white horizontal striped flanks crecca
    • Vertical white stripe on carolinensis
  • Buff, brown spotted breast
  • White belly
  • Black tail
  • Yellow sides to undertail
  • Dark grey bill and feet
  • Brown iris
Eurasian teal

Female
  • Brown body with dark streaks and mottling
  • Dark greyish-brown head, neck and eyestripe
  • Pink based bill, grey towards tip
  • Greyish-olive feet
  • Brown iris 


The Eurasian teal or common teal (Anas crecca) is a common and widespread duck which breeds in temperate Eurasia and migrates south in winter.
The Eurasian teal is often called simply the teal due to being the only one of these small dabbling ducks in much of its range
The Eurasian teal belongs to the "true" teals, a group of small Anas dabbling ducks closely related to the mallard (A. platyrhynchos) and its relatives; that latter group in fact seems to have evolved from a true teal.

1st January 2016
Rani Lake, Idar, Banashkanth, Gujarat, India

Nikon D7100
AF-S Nikkor 300mm F/4D IF-ED + AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E

Previous                                                                                                                                  Next
 

Hey there,
We're The Woodpecker!

Share This Post