CHESTNUT TEAL
(Anas Castanea)
Cape Teal                  Chilean Flamingo


Swan Lake - Slimbridge
The Chestnut Teal is non captive but was seen at SlimbridgeMap (Slimbridge)
Australia
Breeding Habitat - Australia
South East and South West Australia and Tasmania.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area
Non-Migratory.

Conservation Status


Size
355mm to 460mm (14" to 18")

Appearance - Drake
The male has an iridescent Green head and neck, Blue Grey bill, Red eyes, a mottled Brown body with a Black rump and tail. The legs and feet are Grey.

Appearance - Duck
The female has a Brown head, Red eyes and a mottled Brown body.

Habitat
Wetlands, Swamps, Marshes, Lagoons and Estuaries.

Diet
Aquatic Plants, Seeds, Insects, Molluscs and Crustaceans.

Breeding Time
July to November.

Nest
Usually the nest is built over water in tree hollows lined with down, though they can be built on the ground amongst grasses near the water.

Eggs
Quantity: 7 to 10.
Colour: Light Cream.

Slimbridge Wildfowl C - F
Canada Goose (Branta Canadensis)
Canvasback (Aythya Valisineria)
Cape Barren Goose (Cereopsis Novaehollandiae)
Cape Teal (Anas Capensis)
Chestnut Teal (Anas Castanea)
Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Chilensis)
Chiloe Wigeon (Anas Sibilatrix)
Chinese Spot-Billed Duck (Anas zonorhyncha)
Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis Melanotos)
Common Merganser (Mergus Merganser)
Coot (Fulica Atra)
Coscoroba Swan (Coscoroba Coscoroba)
Crested Screamer (Chauna Torquata)
Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides Virgo)
Eider (Somateria Mollissima)
Emperor Goose (Anser or Chen Canagicus)
Eurasian Crane (Grus Grus)
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas Penelope)
Falcated Duck (Anas Falcata)
Ferruginous Duck (Aythya Nyroca)
Freckled Duck (Stictonetta Naevosa)
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CHESTNUT TEAL
Cape Teal                  Chilean Flamingo
Chestnut Teal
©Nigel Key Chestnut Teal (Slimbridge June 2009)

The Chestnut Teal is a dabbling duck which is found in Southern Australia and Tasmania.

The Chestnut Teal is classed as Least Concern, however, it is under threat from loss of it habitat which affect its breeding and feeding. They are also hunted as sport, for food and also caught as pets.
   Hear the Chestnut Teal's Call:-

Photographs ©Nigel Key, Click thumbnail to enlarge.
Chestnut Teal (Slimbridge June 2009)
03/06/09





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