PORT PHILLIP BAY


Grey Teal 

Anas gracilis

View scientific description and taxonomy

Scientific Details

See below for information.

Taxonomy

Phylum:
Chordata
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Class:
Aves
Order:
Anseriformes
Family:
Anatidae
Genus:
Anas
Species:
gracilis

General Description

Body brown-grey with a white throat. Eye red-brown like other teals. Body up to 45 cm long.

Biology

The call of Grey Teals sounds like fading laughter.

Habitat

Freshwater and saltwater wetlands.

Coastal shores

Distribution guide

Pacific Islands and Australia.

Species Group

Birds Ducks, geese and swans

Max Size

45 cm

Diet

Omnivore

Commercial Species

Yes

Global Dispersal

Recorded in Australia

Conservation Status

  • DSE Advisory List : Not listed
  • EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
  • IUCN Red List : Least Concern

Author

article author Longmore, N. W.

Wayne Longmore is a Senior Collection manager of terrestrial vertebrates at Museum Victoria.

Author

article author O'Brien, R.

Rory O'Brien is a Collection Manager of terrestrial vertebrates at Museum Victoria.

citation

Cite this page as:
Longmore, N. W. & O'Brien, R., 2011, Grey Teal, Anas gracilis, in Taxonomic Toolkit for marine life of Port Phillip Bay, Museum Victoria, accessed 25 Sep 2017, http://portphillipmarinelife.net.au:8098/species/7858

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