GREY TEAL FACTS
The Grey Teal is a small duck. It is mainly brown with pale edged feathers giving a mottled appearance. The chin and throat are pale. The Grey Teal is very similar to the female Chestnut Teal, but has lighter head and throat. Young birds are paler than adults. The duck is nomadic and moves to colonise suitable habitat where conditions are more favourable.
40cm - 45cm
freshwater lakes, wetlands, marshes
plants, sees, insects, crustaceans
Nests on the ground, or in tree hollow, or sometimes in rabbit burrow. Lays six to ten or more white eggs.
Found across most of Australia where it is fairly widespread. Also found in in New Guinea, New Zealand, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at https://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
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Relatives in same Genus
Northern Pintail (A. acuta)
Chestnut Teal (A. castanea)
Northern Shoveler (A. clypeata)
Mallard (A. platyrhynchos)
Garganey (A. querquedula)
Australasian Shoveler (A. rhynchotis)
Pacific Black Duck (A. superciliosa)