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
VideosSee all 81 videos
Drake swims on lake Locality Slimbridge Wildlife & Wetlands Trust, Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England, Great Britain (ssp crecca)
Desmond Allen 27 November 2008 20 weeks ago 16 sec 4
Juveniles feeding in shallow water Locality Marbury Country Park, Cheshire, England, Great Britain (ssp crecca)
Greg Baker 27 July 2012 32 weeks ago 30 sec 4
An adult male stretching the wing and feeding on the water. Locality Westchester Lagoon, Anchorage, Alaska, USA (United States) (ssp carolinensis)
Josep del Hoyo 9 June 2012 38 weeks ago 25 sec 4
An adult male on the water, feeding. Locality Westchester Lagoon, Anchorage, Alaska, USA (United States) (ssp carolinensis)
Josep del Hoyo 9 June 2012 38 weeks ago 23 sec 3.8
A male feeding Locality Lier, Antwerp Province, Belgium (ssp crecca)
Gaston Sallaets 26 February 2000 7 years ago 30 sec 3.8
A male swimming and walking on the ice. Locality Borsbeek, Antwerp Province, Belgium (ssp crecca)
Jeremiusz Trzaska 2 February 2009 3 years ago 19 sec 3.8
PhotosSee all 64 photos
Adult Male Common Teal in swimming
Locality Isfahan, Isfahan Province, Iran
parastegari mohammad 25 October 2010 19 weeks ago 3.8
Locality Molentargius Natural Park, Cagliari Province, Sardinia, Italy
raniero massoli-novelli 1 February 2002 23 weeks ago 3.8
Male adult in breeding plumage
Locality Tokyo, Honshu, Japan
Rémi Bigonneau 25 December 2011 1 year ago 3.8
Locality Isola della Cona, Isonzo River’s Mouth Regional Nature Reserve, Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region, Italy (ssp crecca)
Cristiano Crolle 19 November 2011 1 year ago 3.8
A male resting on land
Locality Molentargius Natural Park, Cagliari Province, Sardinia, Italy (ssp crecca)
raniero massoli-novelli 1 October 1998 2 years ago 3.8
Adult shaking its wings
Locality Teich Bird Reserve, Gironde, Aquitanie, France (ssp crecca)
Nicole Bouglouan 13 March 2005 2 years ago 3.8