Kōrero: Wetland birds

Grey teal

Grey teal

Grey teal or tētē are found more often on fresh water than coastal wetlands. They are not common in New Zealand, but their numbers tend to increase when droughts in Australia send them prospecting further afield. They prefer lakes with plenty of vegetation for shelter. Grey teal can be distinguished from the larger grey ducks by their dark head and pale cheeks.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10048674
Photograph by Peter Reese

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Christina Troup, 'Wetland birds - Teal', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/14645/grey-teal (accessed 27 May 2024)

He kōrero nā Christina Troup, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015