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 57 videos
A group preening. Locality Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia (ssp gracilis)
Stephen Wallace 2 July 2011 4 years ago 24 sec 4.7
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 3 years ago 45 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 (Indonesia) (ssp gibberifrons)
Josep del Hoyo 4 August 2007 8 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 5 years ago 35 sec 4.4
A ventral view of a bird on a log. Locality Herdsman Lake, Perth, Western Australia, Australia (ssp gracilis)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 10 August 2014 40 weeks ago 21 sec 4.3
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 3 years ago 52 sec 4.3
PhotosSee all 54 photos
A duck couple with 8 ducklings swimming on the pond.
Locality Lyneham Wetland, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia (ssp gracilis)
SichengWan 26 weeks ago 4.5
In a lake in Sippighat, flock of them along with Lesser Whistling Ducks and a single Eurasian Wigeon.
Locality Sippighat, South Andaman, Andaman Islands, Andaman and Nicobar (ssp albogularis)
Jainy Kuriakose 27 March 2014 2 years ago 4.5
A bird resting on a trunk.
Locality Sulawesi (Indonesia) (ssp gibberifrons)
Pete Morris 29 September 2005 2 years ago 4.4
Grey teal taking off from swamp.
Locality Jerrabomberra Wetlands, Australian Capital Territory, Australia (ssp gracilis)
Margaret Leggoe 12 August 2011 3 years 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 4 years ago 4.4
Sunda Teal male and Female
Locality Bozem Wonorejo, Surabaya, East Java Province, Java (Indonesia)
Rusman Budi Prasetyo 13 January 2013 1 year ago 4.3
Soft calls by a bird swimming. Locality Birchwood, South Island, New Zealand
Josep del Hoyo 26 January 2013 3 years ago 3
A bird calling as it takes off. Locality Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park, Aldinga Beach, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Nick Talbot 25 January 2014 2 years ago 2.5