Anas (Nettion) castanea (Eyton, 1838)

Chestnut Teal

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The Chestnut Teal is darker and a slightly bigger bird than the Grey Teal . The male has a distinctive green coloured head and mottled brown body. The female has a brown head and mottled brown body. The female is almost identical in appearance to the Grey Teal . The female Chestnut Teal has a loud penetrating "laughing" quack repeated rapidly nine times or more.... source: Wikipedia

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Content and maps have been accessed from Atlas of Living Australia ( and Birdlife Australia (