Eurasian Teal

Scientific Name: Anas crecca
Malay Name: Itik-Kecil Utara Erasia
Chinese Name: 绿翅鸭
Alternative Name(s): Common Teal, Green-Winged Teal

Found from temperate Europe, northern China to northern Japan and winters south to Africa, Middle-east, the Indian subcontinent, southern China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Indochina, the Thai-Malay Peninsula and northern Borneo


Size: 34-38 cm

Male has distinctive chestnut head with dark green eye-patch while female resembles Garganey but has plainer head pattern.

Similar looking species: Garganey

Habitat: Lakes, rivers, marshes and suitable wetlands.


Local Status: Very rare vagrant.

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2020)

Location: Only one record of a single bird with a flock of Garganeys at Jurong River on 29 October 1978.


External Links:
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Photos: Oriental Bird Images
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link

BirdLife International 2020. Anas crecca. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020. Downloaded on 28 August 2021
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia
Allen Jeyarajasingam & Alan Pearson (2012) A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore
Lim Kim Seng (2009) The Avifauna of Singapore

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