Male body red-brown with shiny green head and neck, and a white patch near the tail. Female body mottled brown. Body up to 50 cm long.
Chestnut Teals form flocks mainly in summer. They feed on seeds, vegetation, molluscs and crustaceans, some of which they collect by poking around with their bill under the water.
Freshwater and saltwater wetlands.
South-eastern and west coast of Australia.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Least Concern