Common Teal

Anas crecca

Order

ANSERIFORMES

Family

Ducks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)

Code 4

Non-AOU

Code 6

ANACRE

ITIS

HEAD

Common Teal Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Spatulate
  • Eye Color: Brown iris.
  • Head pattern: Eyeline, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Rufous or rust.
  • Forehead Color: Rufous or rust.
  • Nape Color: Rufous or rust.
  • Throat Color: Rufous or rust.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Common Teal Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 30-41 cm (12-16 in)
  • Weight: 425-453 g (15-16 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Rufous or Rust
  • Underparts: Buff-white with dark spotting.
  • Upperparts: Vermiculated gray back and sides.
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Spotted or speckled

FLIGHT

Common Teal Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swift, sometimes erratic, direct flight.
  • Wingspan Range: 51-64 cm (20-25 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Gray
  • Under Tail: Pale yellow
  • Leg Color: Gray
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X