a.k.a. Chestnut Teal
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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