Common Teal

Kingdom: Animalia       Phylum: Chordata       Class: Aves (Birds)       Order: Anseriformes       Family: Anatidae

Common Teal
Common Teal (Anas crecca) - photo by David Behrens

Common Teal (Anas crecca) is a common winter visitor in India. This bird is found in the wetlands.
Size: 38 cm

Identification: Male - Grayish with chestnut head and a broad metallic green band, running backward from eye to nape, bordered above and below with white lines. Black, green and buff colored wing speculum. Female - Mottled dark and light brown with pale underparts. Black and green speculum.

Hindi names: Chhoti Murgabi, Kerra   Food: Tender shoots, grain, tubers, seeds of aquatic plants


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