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Eurasian teal (male)

Anas crecca

Description:

It is a highly gregarious duck outside the breeding season and can form large flocks.

Habitat:

This dabbling duck is highly gregarious outside of the breeding season and will form large flocks. In flight, the fast, twisting flocks resemble waders; despite its short legs, it is also rather nimble on the ground by ducks' standards. In the breeding season, it is a common inhabitant of sheltered freshwater wetlands with some tall vegetation, such as taiga bogs or small lakes and ponds with extensive reedbeds. In winter, it is often seen in brackish waters and even in sheltered inlets and lagoons along the seashore.

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5 Comments

The MnMs
The MnMs 11 years ago

@Ava T-B: Try to add your spottings from these countries too. I would like to make it all Europe but the name is because of the constraint we have to make the missions local. Italy is perhaps a bit out of Central but Netherlands, Austria and Germany are definitely Central (in my opinion).

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 11 years ago

Marta, what do you consider to be Central Europe? Do Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Germany fit?

Maria dB
Maria dB 11 years ago

Beautiful portrait!

The MnMs
The MnMs 11 years ago

Thanks, Emma! This one was in de bird reserve but there is one always in the same side of the river that runs behind my workplace. I have to place a spotting of this other one too :-)

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 11 years ago

Stunning!!Thanks for sharing!

The MnMs
Spotted by
The MnMs

Knokke-Heist, Vlaanderen, Belgium

Spotted on Mar 29, 2012
Submitted on Mar 29, 2012

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