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CHESTNUT TEAL (Anas castanea)

©Nigel Key Chestnut Teal (Slimbridge June 2009)

The Chestnut Teal is a dabbling duck which is found in Southern Australia and Tasmania.

The Chestnut Teal is classed as Least Concern, however, it is under threat from loss of its habitat which affect its breeding and feeding. They are also hunted as sport, for food and also caught as pets.

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Conservation Status

355mm to 460mm (14" to 18")

Appearance - Male
The male has an iridescent Green head and neck, Blue Grey bill, Red eyes, a mottled Brown body with a Black rump and tail. The legs and feet are Grey.

Appearance - Female
The female has a Brown head, Red eyes and a mottled Brown body.

Wetlands, Swamps, Marshes, Lagoons and Estuaries.

Aquatic Plants, Seeds, Insects, Molluscs and Crustaceans.

Breeding Time
July to November.

Usually the nest is built over water in tree hollows lined with down, though they can be built on the ground amongst grasses near the water.

Quantity: 7 to 10
Colour: Light Cream.

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Chestnut Teal (WWT Slimbridge June 2009) - pic by Nigel Key
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Chestnut Teal
Breeding Habitat - Australia
South East and South West Australia and Tasmania.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area

WWT Slimbridge Location - Chestnut Teal
Swan Lake - WWTSlimbridge
© Nigel Key Swan Lake (WWT Slimbridge September 2012)

The Chestnut Teal is non captive but was seen at Slimbridge.
WWT Slimbridge Map

WWT Slimbridge Wildfowl (Listed Alphabetically)
A-B  | C-F  | G-L  | M-R  | S-Z
Wildfowl C to F
Canada Goose
Cape Barren Goose
Cape Teal
Chestnut Teal
Chilean Flamingo
Chiloe Wigeon
Cinnamon Teal
Comb Duck
Common Merganser
Coscoroba Swan
Crested Screamer
Demoiselle Crane
Emperor Goose
Eurasian Crane
Eurasian Teal
Eurasian Wigeon
Falcated Duck
Ferruginous Duck
Freckled Duck
Fulvous Whistling Duck