Ducks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)

Common Teal (Anas crecca) - HBW 1, p. 602

French: Sarcelle d'hiver German: Krickente 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.