Common Teal (Anas crecca) - HBW 1, p. 602
French: Sarcelle d'hiver
Spanish: Cerceta Común
Other common names: Teal, Eurasian Teal (crecca); Aleutian Green-winged Teal (nimia); Green-winged/North American Green-winged Teal (carolinensis)
Taxonomy: Anas Crecca Linnaeus, 1758, Europe.
Sometimes placed in genus Nettion. Forms superspecies with A. flavirostris. Race carolinensis sometimes considered full species. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- crecca Linnaeus, 1758 - most of N and C Palearctic.
- nimia Friedmann, 1948 - Aleutian Is.
- carolinensis Gmelin, 1789 - most of Nearctic.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
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First is eating, then comes the pairing. Locality Rieselfelder Münster, Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (ssp crecca)
Christian Wiesmann 22 March 2010 4 years ago 33 sec 4.8
An immature foraging in shallow water. Locality Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (ssp carolinensis)
Don DesJardin 26 December 2013 16 weeks ago 36 sec 4.7
close view of a male sleeping on the water Locality Aiguamolls de l'Empordà Natural Park, Girona Province, Catalonia, Spain
Ferran Vaquero 1 February 2012 2 years ago 44 sec 4.6
An adult male standing in shallow water then swimming away. Locality Arroyo Simi, Simi, Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (ssp carolinensis)
Don DesJardin 26 January 2014 11 weeks ago 42 sec 4.5
A close-up of an adult male feeding on the water. Locality Westchester Lagoon, Anchorage, Alaska, USA (United States) (ssp carolinensis)
Josep del Hoyo 9 June 2012 1 year ago 23 sec 4.5
Common Teal adults in nuptial plumage on a trunk looking around and sleeping (male also drinking and preening) Locality Oasi di Torrile, Torrile, Parma Province, Emilia-Romagna Region, Italy (ssp crecca)
Pierandrea Brichetti 15 March 2010 12 weeks ago 43 sec 4.4
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Two males in breeding plumage; now often split as Green-winged Teal, Anas carolinensis.
Locality Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary, Arcata, Humboldt County, California, USA (United States) (ssp carolinensis Green-winged Teal)
AndrewSmith 16 January 2012 47 weeks ago 4.5
An incoming flight of Drake Common Teal
Locality Loch of Kinnordy, Angus Council, Scotland, Great Britain (ssp crecca)
Steve Garvie 12 February 2010 4 years ago 4.4
Locality Parma, Parma Province, Emilia-Romagna Region, Italy (ssp crecca)
maurizioravasini 1 March 2013 7 weeks ago 4.4
Anas carolinensis, Adult male
Locality Green Cay Wetlands and Nature Center, Boynton Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA (United States) (ssp Anas carolinensis)
Paul Cools 1 year ago 4.4
Male in breeding plumage swimming in the rain
Locality De Onlanden Nature Reserve, Drente Province, Netherlands (ssp crecca)
Peter Vercruijsse 8 May 2013 12 weeks ago 4.4
A single male
Locality Llobregat Delta, Barcelona Province, Catalonia, Spain
Alex Mascarell 16 November 2009 33 weeks ago 4.4
Calls by a male (with hard wind). Locality Chevak, Alaska, USA (United States)
Josep del Hoyo 23 June 2013 31 weeks ago 4
Calls of a pair feeding, the drake more prominent Locality Surrey, England, Great Britain
Stuart Fisher 5 years ago 4
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A male displaying Locality Hedmark County, Norway
Eric Roualet 10 May 2009 18 weeks ago 3