Eurasian Teal
Anas crecca

– smallest duck, clearly smaller than Mallard
– wader-like flight
– nocturnal/diurnal migrant
– migrates in pairs or in small to medium flocks in loose formation
– often mixed with other ducks and even waders


Eurasian Teal Anas c. crecca, M NBREED -> BREED
BIF0280, 15/11/2011, North Sea, offshore, Germany, Mathias Putze


Eurasian Teal Anas c. crecca, M F NBREED
BIF0281, 13/09/13, Emden, Germany, Mathias Putze


Eurasian Teal Anas c. crecca, M F NBREED
BIF0340, 13/09/2013, Emden, Germany, Mathias Putze


Eurasian Teal Anas c. crecca, M F BREED
BIF0794, 07/04/13, North Sea, offshore, Germany, Mathias Putze


Eurasian Teal Anas c. crecca, M F BREED
BIF0795, 07/04/13, North Sea, offshore, Germany, Mathias Putze


Eurasian Teal Anas c. crecca, M F NBREED
Garganey Anas querquedula, F (uppermost left)
BIF1230, 21/09/2016, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß


Eurasian Teal Anas c. crecca, WIN
Garganey Anas querquedula, AD F WIN
BIF2784, 07/09/17, Dornod, Mongolia, Mathias Putze


Eurasian Teal Anas c. crecca, WIN
Garganey Anas querquedula, AD F WIN
BIF2795, 07/09/17, Dornod, Mongolia, Mathias Putze


Eurasian Teal Anas c. crecca, WIN
BIF2786, 07/09/17, Dornod, Mongolia, Mathias Putze


Eurasian Teal Anas c. crecca, WIN
Broad-billed Sandpiper Calidris falcinellus, WIN
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus, WIN
BIF2785, 07/09/17, Dornod, Mongolia, Mathias Putze


Eurasian Teal Anas c. crecca
BIF0282, 09/10/2013, Schadebacher Teiche, Germany, Mathias Putze


Eurasian Teal Anas c. crecca
BIF0283, 10/11/2012, Großteich Torgau, Germany, Mathias Putze


Eurasian Teal Anas c. crecca
BIF0284, 10/11/2012, Großteich Torgau, Germany, Mathias Putze


Eurasian Teal Anas c. crecca, M F NBREED
Garganey Anas querquedula, F 1CY (3rd from left)
BIF1231, 21/09/2016, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß


Eurasian Teal Anas c. crecca
Garganey Anas querquedula, M NBREED (centre)
BIF1232, 14/09/2011, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß


Eurasian Teal Anas c. crecca, F
Common Eider Somateria m. molissima, M F AD BREED
Northern Shoveler Anas clyptaea, M F AD BREED
BIF1064, 19/04/2016, North Sea, offshore, Roland Neumann


Eurasian Teal Anas c. crecca, F
Common Eider Somateria m. molissima, M F AD BREED
Northern Shoveler Anas clyptaea, M F AD BREED
BIF1065, 19/04/2016, North Sea, offshore, Roland Neumann

voice:
– no particular flight calls
– usually silent during diurnal migration flights
– but quite vocal during nocturnal migration (social calls, display?)
– female: nasal, typical rasping (female) duck calls
– male: short whistle, similar to Northern Pintail, but at a higher frequency


Eurasian Teal Anas c. crecca, M F AD, calls in flight
BIF0881, 31/03/2013, Holzberg, Germany, Patrick Franke


Eurasian Teal Anas c. crecca, F AD, calls in flight
BIF0882, 29/06/2015, Myvatn, Iceland, Patrick Franke

Eurasian Teal Anas c. crecca, wing sound, flock (~30 individuals)
BIF2957, 21/07/2018, Karrendorfer Wiesen, Germany, Patrick Franke

comparison species:
Northern Pintail (a)
Eurasian Wigeon
Garganey

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