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.
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