The male Chestnut Teal has an iridescent green head and upper neck, red eyes, and blue-grey beak with black markings, a deep chestnut brown breast, lower neck, and flanks which have dark brown spots, brown back and wings, black tail and rump, the ventral area has white sides behind the flanks, and the legs and feet are greenish-grey
The female has a brown head, red eyes, and mottled brown body.
The male in eclipse plumage is similar to the female but has more colouring with a deeper brown plumage. May still have greenish-grey head and neck. Size: - Typical Adult is about 42cm (16in).
Typical Adult is about 42cm (16in).
Aquatic plants, seeds, sedges, insects and small aquatic invertebrates.
Wetlands, swamps, marshes, and coastal estuaries in south-east and south-west Australia, and also in Tasmania.
July to November.
7 to 10 (light-cream colour).
River Cottage's collection of Teals changes regularly. Please visit us regularly to keep up-to-date with our flock
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Note: All birds are subject to availability and we reserve the right to alter prices as the market and our costs dictate. Viewing is strictly by appointment. Please contact us for futher details