EURASIAN TEAL
(Anas Crecca)
Eurasian Crane       Eurasian Wigeon

South Lake - Slimbridge
The Eurasian Teal can be found in the South Lake, SlimbridgeMap (Slimbridge)
Eurasia
Breeding Habitat - Eurasia
Northern Europe, British Isles and Asia.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area
Winters further south in Southern Europe, Southern Asia and North Africa.

Conservation Status


Size
340mm to 430mm (13" to 17")

Appearance - Drake
The male has a bright Chestnut head and neck with a wide metallic Dark Green stripe running from the front of the eye to the neck which is bordered with White which extends to the base of the Dark Grey bill. The flanks and mantle are vermiculated with Pale Grey and Black, the speculum is Metallic Green bordered by White. The upper breast is Pale Cream with dark spots, the underparts are White with slight barring on the abdomen and vent. The legs and feet are grey.

Appearance - Duck
The female has a Sandy Brown plumage streaked with Dark Brown.

Habitat
Sheltered freshwater Wetlands with some tall vegetation, such as Taiga Bogs or mall Lakes and Ponds with extensive reedbeds.

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

Breeding Time
April to May.

Nest
Nest is constructed in a hollow in the ground concealed in vegetation and lined with dry leaves and down.

Eggs
Quantity: 8 to 11
Colour: Cream to Pale Olive Buff

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 Teal (Anas Crecca)
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas Penelope)
Falcated Duck (Anas Falcata)
Ferruginous Duck (Aythya Nyroca)
Freckled Duck (Stictonetta Naevosa)
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EURASIAN TEAL
Eurasian Crane       Eurasian Wigeon
Eurasian Teal
©Nigel Key Eurasian Teal (Slimbridge March 2014)

The Eurasian Teal, also known as the Teal or Common Teal, is the smallest dabbling duck in Europe.

The Eurasian Teal is similar to the Green Winged Teal which differs by having a vertical white stripe on the side of the breast and a much less defined white border around the green stripe on the face.

The Eurasian Teal can be seen from either the Hogarth Hide or the Discovery Hide of the South Lake.
   Hear the Eurasian Teal's Call:-



These photographs were taken from the Hogarth Hide which overlooks the South Lake.

Photographs ©Nigel Key, Click thumbnail to enlarge.
Male Eurasian Teal (Slimbridge March 2017) Male/Female Eurasian Teal (Slimbridge March 2017 Male Eurasian Teal (Slimbridge March 2017)
Male 13/03/17
Male/Female 13/03/17
Male 13/03/17
Female Eurasian Teal (Slimbridge March 2017) Male/Female Eurasian Teal (Slimbridge March 2017 Male Eurasian Teal (Slimbridge March 2017)
Female 13/03/17
Male/Female 13/03/17
Male 13/03/17
Male/Female Eurasian Teal (Slimbridge March 2017) Male/Female Eurasian Teal (Slimbridge March 2017 Male Eurasian Teal (Slimbridge March 2017)
Male/Female 13/03/17
Male/Female 13/03/17
Male 13/03/17
Female Eurasian Teal (Slimbridge March 2014) Male Eurasian Teal (Slimbridge March 20114 Male/Female Eurasian Teal (Slimbridge March 2014)
Female 16/03/14
Male 16/03/14
Male/Female 16/03/14





Related Links: -
W.W.T. Official Website - www.wwt.org.uk/