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Grey Teal – Friends of Lake Claremont

Grey Teal

Anas gracilis

One of the most common ducks at our lake, these birds can be seen in large numbers when there is sufficient water. Grey Teal are highly nomadic and will fly long distances to reach suitable feeding grounds. They prefer nesting in tree hollows, and use the mature tuarts to the west of our lake, where they can sometimes be seen perched high in a tree. The female does most of the work of incubating the eggs and brooding the ducklings.

  • Length: 42-45 cm
  • Clutch Size: 4-14

Drawings kindly provided by Pam. Photography and text by David Free. Audio clips provided by David Secomb.