Grey Teal (Anas gibberifrons) - HBW 1, p. 603
French: Sarcelle grise
Spanish: Cerceta Grís
Other common names: Slender Teal; Andaman Grey/Andaman Teal (albogularis); East Indian/Indonesian Grey Teal, Sunda Teal (gibberifrons); Australian/Australasian Grey Teal (gracilis)
Taxonomy: Anas (Mareca) gibberifrons S. Müller, 1842, Celebes.
Sometimes placed in genus Nettion. Forms superspecies with A. bernieri. Subspecies gracilis often considered full species. Race remissa of Rennell I, Solomon Is, extinct. Three living subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- albogularis (Hume, 1873) - Andaman Is and Great Coco I.
- gibberifrons S. Müller, 1842 - Java and Sulawesi to Timor and Wetar I.
- gracilis Buller, 1869 - New Guinea to New Caledonia and Australia to New Zealand.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 47 videos
Several individuals swimming and feeding on a pond. Locality Otaki Sewage Ponds, Otaki, North Island, New Zealand (ssp gracilis)
Josep del Hoyo 9 February 2013 47 weeks ago 45 sec 4.6
A group preening. Locality Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia (ssp gracilis)
Stephen Wallace 2 July 2011 2 years ago 24 sec 4.6
Several birds in the water together with Wandering Whistling-Ducks Locality Dulo Duo, Dumoga Bone (Bogani Nani Wartabone) National Park, North Sulawesi, Sulawesi (ssp gibberifrons)
Josep del Hoyo 4 August 2007 6 years ago 27 sec 4.6
Two birds having a bath on a pond. Locality Riviere Salée, Nouméa, South Province, New Caledonia (ssp gracilis)
Josep del Hoyo 28 October 2010 2 years ago 35 sec 4.4
Two birds on a lagoon, one of them preening and finally both flying away. Locality Whakamaru Dam, Whakamaru, North Island, New Zealand (ssp gracilis)
Josep del Hoyo 13 February 2013 46 weeks ago 52 sec 4.3
Bird with damaged wing on a log before entering water. Locality Pekapeka Wetland, Hawke's Bay Region, North Island, New Zealand (ssp superciliosa )
Doug and Denise Norris 27 December 2010 31 weeks ago 1 min 17 sec 4
PhotosSee all 34 photos
Grey teal taking off from swamp.
Locality Jerrabomberra Wetlands, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Margaret Leggoe 12 August 2011 1 year ago 4.5
A bird resting on a trunk.
Locality Sulawesi (ssp gibberifrons)
Pete Morris 29 September 2005 20 weeks ago 4.4
Resting up on edge of lake - Pacific Black Duck in background
Locality Lake Gwelup, Perth, Western Australia, Australia (ssp gracilis)
Clive Nealon 20 October 2011 2 years ago 4.3
Grey teal enjoying sewage pond.
Locality Fyshwick Sewage Ponds, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia (ssp gracilis)
Margaret Leggoe 31 January 2011 3 years ago 4.2
Six birds loafing on a log.
Locality Lake Claremont, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Nicholas Tomney 3 January 2014 5 weeks ago 4
Grey Teal resting at waters edge
Locality Lake Dulverton, Tasmania, Australia
Lindsay Hansch 22 February 2013 43 weeks ago 4
Soft calls by a bird swimming. Locality Birchwood, South Island, New Zealand
Josep del Hoyo 26 January 2013 51 weeks ago 3
A bird calling as it takes off. Locality Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Nick Talbot 25 January 2014 5 weeks ago 2.5