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 3 years ago 33 sec 4.8
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 1 year ago 44 sec 4.5
A male preening Locality Las Norias de Daza, Almeria, Andalucia, Spain
Juan Sanabria 1 January 2013 7 weeks ago 47 sec 4.4
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 39 weeks ago 23 sec 4.4
A male feeding. Locality Domaine de Beauguillot Nature Reserve, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, Normandie, France
Jeremiusz Trzaska 4 April 2012 1 year ago 26 sec 4.2
An adult male on the ground. Locality Slidell, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, USA (United States) (ssp carolinensis)
Bill Wayman 1 March 2003 4 years ago 17 sec 4.2
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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 29 weeks ago 4.4
An incoming flight of Drake Common Teal
Locality Loch of Kinnordy, Angus Council, Scotland, Great Britain (ssp crecca)
Steve Garvie 12 February 2010 3 years ago 4.4
Locality Racconigi, Piedmont Region, Italy (ssp crecca)
Skua Nature 6 January 2011 2 years ago 4.1
Locality Centro Habitat Mediterraneo, Litorale Romano Nature Reserve, Lazio Region, Italy
Marco Valentini 3 April 2013 6 weeks ago 4
A male in eclipse plumage
Locality Vasche di Maccarese, Litorale Romano Nature Reserve, Lazio Region, Italy (ssp crecca)
Marco Valentini 16 October 2011 1 year ago 4
Locality Udaipur, Udaipur District, Rajasthan, India (ssp crecca)
Sharad Agrawal 12 December 2010 2 years ago 4