The Speckled Teal is a South American duck species. Like other teals, it belongs to the diverse genus Anas; more precisely it is one of the true teals of subgenus Nettion. It is often split into two or more species.
The Chilean Teal is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.
and Chilean Teal, however, have convinced us that some frequently used displays of these two species cannot be assigned uniquely to one category. We have found that major displays are used in both courtship (male-female) and agonistic (male-male) contexts, and apparently they serve mul- tiple signal functions. We draw attention to this phe- nomenon because it has not been reported previously, and we stress the need to reexamine Anas signaling systems with special attention to the orientation com- ponents of displays. More
* Chilean Teal, Anas flavirostris flavirostris – southern South America as far north as southern Brazil and northern Argentina. Also in the Falklands. Each of the above have been considered as separate species, but increasingly the two northern taxa altipetens and andium, which have a dark greyish bill, are considered as a single species, the Andean Teal (Anas andium, with altipetens as a subspecies). More
A Chilean Teal drake out for a morning paddle. Taken by Nick Hill. Anyone can see this photo AttributionNoncommercial Some rights reserved Uploaded on Dec 10, 2009 0 comments Grey Teal and Ducklings by Sylvan Heights A pair of Grey Teal and their ducklings. Taken by Nick Hill. More
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