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Teal, Brown
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Anas chlorotis
Australasia, Global, New Zealand Read more
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Over 1,100 birds were estimated in 2005 at Great Barrier Island and Northland alone (with c.600 at each) (A. Booth et al . in litt . 2012, N. Hayes in litt . 2012), and the population on Coromandel has been estimated at c.700 birds (N. Hayes in litt . 2012), suggesting that the population numbers c. ...
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The Brown Teal (Anas chlorotis) or New Zealand Teal, is a species of dabbling duck of the genus Anas. The Māori name for it is Pāteke. It was considered to be conspecific with the flightless Auckland and Campbell Teals in Anas aucklandica; the name "Brown Teal" was applied to that entire taxon. The Brown Teal has since been split, recognizing that the insular A. aucklandica and A. nesiotis are good species. In international use, the name Brown Teal is still more common than New Zealand Teal for this bird. ...
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