Chestnut Teal

Species: Anas castanea

(Birds of Drouin booklet P64)


Size 40-48cm

Male: Bottle green head, dark brown back, chestnut chest and belly, white patch on the flank, black stern. Female: A grey-brown duck with a small white throat patch.


A high-pitched ‘peeep’. A loud ‘wree-ark’ often heard at night.


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Mainly the south-east of continent and a small corner in south west WA