Species Details

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Common Teal Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Anas crecca
Family : Anatidae
Order : Anseriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Eurasian Teal
Habitat : Rivers, lakes, lagoons, haors, swamps and mudflats, shallow, open wetlands with muddy bottoms or emergent vegetation.
Description : The Eurasian Teal is a small duck with a short bill (adult bird length approximately 36 cm, weight 280 g, wing 18 cm, bill 3.4 cm, tarsus 2.8 cm, tail 6.5 cm). The breeding male has a chestnut head and finely vermiculated greyish body. Its most distinctive parts are yellow-bordered green ear patches. It feeds on aquatic vegetables, including shoots, tubers, seeds, etc. it generally flies in a distorted V formation.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;more information, please contact us.