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Alternative name: Green-winged Teal
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Female looks like a very small Garganey
Anas crecca has three subspecies:1
Freshwater wetlands, reedbeds, small lakes and ponds.
Explosive vertical take-off when startled.
Their diet is varied and includes insects, larvae, worms, molluscs and crustaceans and vegetation including seeds.
It is a ground nester, nesting in a hollow lined with leaves and down feathers, near water. The 8-11 eggs are incubated for 21-23 days. The young fledge 25-30 days later.
Call: a clear, far-reaching, whistle.
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