Name: Teal

Scientific name: Anas crecca

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 40

What are nature stars?

About: A common little dabbling duck, particularly in the winter when they gather in large numbers on gravel pits, reservoirs and wet flood meadows.

How to identify: A small duck, the male is grey with a speckled breast and a lovely green head with orange eye patch.

Where: Nests in small numbers around the country, particularly in the uplands, but much more common in winter when it can be found on most wetlands.

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 30
  • Agility: 30
  • Rarity: 30
  • Cute factor: 50
  • Traveller: 80

Fantastic fact: This is our smallest duck, weighing just 350 grammes.

Photograph credit: Amy Lewis

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