Chestnut-breasted Teal

a.k.a. Chestnut Teal

Anas castanea

A pair of Chestnut-breasted Teal
Photo courtesy of Sally Zacharias

This species inhabits coastal areas of southern and south-eastern Australia and is the most abundant duck on Tasmania. They frequent both fresh and salt-water habitats.

They may nest on the ground or in tree holes and incubate the 8-12 eggs for about 33 days.

Chestnut-breasted Teal Links:

Birdlife Australia has a page on them

Basic information on Chestnut Teal

New Zealand Birds Online



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