Chestnut teal female

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Chestnut teal female

I'm a Danish birder, who went to Australia in October 2019, and as I'm now sorting out my photos, this duck causes me id problems. Is this a chestnut teal female or a grey teal? The photo was taken in the Lockyer Valley area. 


Thomas Maul

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Hi Thomas, I hope you enjoyed your time is Australia. Your bird is a Grey Teal, although I cannot advise sex.

The light colouring on the lower face and chest is the give away. A female Chestnut Teal would be much darker in those areas.

Dale Huonville, Tasmania

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Hi Dale! Thanks a lot. I loved Australia and will surely return one day. 

Best wishes, 


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