- Anas gracilis
37–47 cm (14½-18½ in)
- Light grey-brown
- Pale grey cheeks, chin, and neck
- Bill blue-grey
- Red eye
- Speculum shiny dark green in flight
Female Chestnut Teal
Two subspecies recognized:
- A. g. gracilis from New Guinea to Australia, New Caledonia and New Zealand
- A. g. remissa formerly on Rennell Island (Solomon Islands), extinct ca 1959
remissa was formerly included in Sunda Teal.
Varied, almost any wetlands, from suburban lakes to coastal lagoons also uses temporary floodwaters of interior.
Their main diet consists of seeds and aquatic vegetation, grass and sedges; supplemented by small invertebrates and insects.
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- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved April 2015)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Grey Teal. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 28 January 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Grey_Teal