Eurasian Teal

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Eurasian Teal
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Male in flicht
Conservation status
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Superorder: Galloanserae
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Subfamily: Anatinae
Genus: Anas
Species: A. crecca
Binomial name
Anas crecca
Linnaeus, 1758
Global range.
Bricht green: simmer anly
Dark green: aw year
Blue: winter anly
Synonyms

Anas crecca crecca Linnaeus, 1758
Anas crecca nimia Friedmann, 1948

The Eurasian Teal or Common Teal (Anas crecca) is a common an widespread deuk which breeds in temperate Eurasie an migrates sooth in winter. The Eurasian Teal is eften cried simply the Teal due tae bein the anly ane o these smaa dabblin deuks in much o its range.[2] The bird gives its name tae the blue-green colour teal.

It is a heichly gregarious deuk ootside the breedin saison an can furm lairge flocks. It is commonly foond in sheltered wetlands an feeds on seeds an aquatic invertebrates. The North American Green-winged Teal (A. carolinensis) wis umwhile (an sometimes is still) considered a subspecies o A. crecca.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. BirdLife International (2012). "Anas crecca". IUCN Red Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naiture. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. Carboneras, Carles (1992): Family Anatidae (Ducks, Geese and Swans). In: del Hoyo, Josep; Elliott, Andrew & Sargatal, Jordi (eds.): Handbook of Birds of the World (Volume 1: Ostrich to Ducks): 536–629, plates 40–50. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. ISBN 84-87334-10-5