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.
BirdLife International 2020. Anas crecca. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020. Downloaded on 28 August 2021
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