Grey Teal
Large Flock
Murray Mallee Region
Chestnut Teal
Male
 
                      
Chestnut Teal (Anas castanea)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Waterfowls (Anseriformes)
Family: Waterbird (Anatidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Chestnut Teal (Anas castanea)
This Photo:     Male, In a zoo

Thank you George Seagull for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA, Coastal Areas and possibly elsewhere
Males have a dark green head, as can be seen here. Females have a pale brown head.

Copyright © 2011-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 26-Oct-2011
This species is classed as RA (Rare) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)