Eurasian Teal

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

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

Identification: 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: Near Threatened (IUCN 3.1)

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

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