Brown Teal

The Brown Teal 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 Island and Campbell Island 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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The Brown Teal is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

Trend of Brown Teal in the wild over the past 10 years Brown Teal Decline The BrownTeal (Anas chlorotis), or pateke, is a small dabbling duck species endemic to New Zealand distributed throughout the lowland freshwater wetlands and, historically, the Chatham Islands. More

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 Island and Campbell Island 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. More

The Brown Teal is rather nocturnal in habit by dabbling duck standards. This seems to be an evolutionary response to the fact that most predators on New Zealand, before humans arrived and brought with them carnivorous mammals, were diurnal birds such as Haast's Eagle or skuas. It feeds by dabbling and upending, like its relatives. Its diet consists mainly of aquatic invertebrates like insects and their larvae, or crustaceans. It appears quite fond of mollusks. More

The BROWN TEAL CONSERVATION TRUST P.O.Box 188, CARTERTON, NEW ZEALAND INTRODUCTION The NZ Brown Teal (Anas chlorotis) is a unique endemic species that was once widespread throughout New Zealand in very large numbers and was historically found in every type of New Zealand wetland. Before Europeans arrived the brown teal population is believed to have been in the millions, with a population spread from Northland to Southland More

Brown teal Anas chlorotis 1,000 on Great Barrier Island in the Hauraki Gulf. some Northland rivers Brown teal The NZ Wildlife Service (now the Department of Conservation) rescued the last 36 South Island saddleback from extinction, by moving them to an island free of predators. It is now on eleven offshore islands and the population has grown to about 650 birds. More

little brown teal is off the coast. Not only has the drainage of our wetlands and the reclamation of estuaries left the brown teal with little choice but to find another place to live, the fact that at least every second New Zealander wants to live and/or holiday on the seashore does not make the mainland coast a great second option either, which leaves only the offshore islands. More

Brown teal at water's edge Brown teal at water's edgePrint factsheet Facts - Also known as: pateke Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Anseriformes Family Anatidae Genus Anas (1) Size More

Pateke - Brown Teal - Anas chlorotis = Pateke - Brown Teal - Anas chlorotis by Steve Attwood.One of the most rare ducks in the world! Photographed at Zealandia, Karori Sanctuary, Wellington, New Zealand. Family: Anatidae (Dabbling ducks) Status: endangered endemic Brown teal is one of three closely related species of teal in New Zealand. The other two being the flightless subantarctic Auckland teal and Campbell Island teal. More

At night Brown Teal will forage on land some distance from the streams used as a refuge during the day (Worthy 2002). Brown Teal (Anas chlorotis) or New Zealand Teal Status This species is endangered and occurs only on offshore islands. Formerly, it was widespread on the New Zealand mainland, but it disappeared there due to introduced predators like cats, dogs and rats, which easily preyed on this unwary, weakly-flying bird. More

The brown teal is closely related to the Australian chestnut teal which visit this country occasionally but have yet to breed in New Zealand. The Pateke has a small width head with a uniform dark brown face and a fine white ring around the eye. Most of its body is dark brown with pale edges to the feathers although the breast is chestnut. The bill is a bluish black colour while the legs and feet are slate grey. More

Brown Teal - photographer: Barbara HughesThe brown teal is a warm brown with a dark brown mottled breast, brown eyes with a narrow white eye-ring. Bill is blue-black. The breeding male has a glossy green head with a narrow white collar and a white flank patch. The brown teal is one of the world's rarer ducks. It was once common but declined in numbers due to predation (cats, dogs, and mustelids) as well as a loss of habitat. More

Neil Hayes QSM – Brown Teal Conservation Trust - You can also download it as a Microsoft Word Document by clicking here INTRODUCTION For the past 35+ years one of the main interests of the Hayes family has been to help save the NZ Brown Teal (Anas chlorotis) from extinction. More

Zealand's native Brown Teal, or Pateke, that a second much bigger release of ducks has just been taken in. Last year 20 Brown Teal were released in the area as a trial run and 14 are believed to have survived. Another 39 of New Zealand's rarest mainland waterfowl have joined them. The birds have been trained to feed from hoppers, which will keep them going until they get used to finding their own food. More

Although the Maori killed brown teal in very large numbers, when European settlers arrived in New Zealand in 1840, it was still the most abundant waterfowl species in the country. Europeans also hunted the brown teal excessively, but it was the introduction of stoats, weasels, ferrets, hedgehogs, cats and dogs that caused the first major decline of this species. More

Brown teal (Pateke) Anas chlorotis - Unlike its subantarctic relatives, the brown teal can fly, however it is less interested in it than typical ducks. It is endemic and endangered. The main population of the North Island subspecies is on Great Barrier Island, and there are small groups at two Northland locations, and on Kapiti, Mana and Tiritiri Matangi Islands. A few South Island subspecies survive at one location in Fiordland. More

Live: The highest populations of brown teal are found on Great Barrier and Little Barrier Islands. Small groups can be found in Northland, but they are rare and isolated elsewhere. Habitat: They prefer heavily vegetated wetlands with still or slow-flowing open water. They are able to exploit marine or estuarine environments. Diet: In the wild they are nocturnal feeders. Their diet includes insects, worms, snails, plant shoots, juicy roots and seeds. Zoo diet: Duck pellet mix daily. More

is a brilliant place for watching brown teal and you can spot waders in the estuary at the same time. There are also banded rail and crakes nearby. Highlights: Brown teal. Location: Just off Port Charles Road, about 1 kilomtere west of Port Charles. These maps are intended as a guideline only; you must check the exact location of the reserve yourself. Wildlife Extra assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or usefulness of the information on this website. More

brown teal population at the Victoria Esplanade. The pair, who still aren't 2-years-old, Pateke pair unstoppable in love - Feb 14, 2008 TVNZ,The couple of young Pateke, or Brown Teal, have only been together 15 months, but already they have produced 25 babies and show no sign of slowing down. More

Order : Anseriformes
Family : Anatidae
Genus : Anas
Species : chlorotis
Authority : Gray, 1845