Baikal teal

At between 39 and 43 cm, this duck is slightly larger and longer-tailed than the Common Teal. The breeding male is unmistakable, with a striking green nape, yellow and black auriculars, neck, throat. It has a dark crown, and its breast is light brown with dark spots. It has long dropping dark scapulars, and its grey sides are set off on the fron and rear with white bars.

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The Baikal teal is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

There are approximately 300,000 baikal teal in the world. References - 1. ^ a b c IUCN (2009) 2. ^ Clements, James (2007). "The Clements Checklist of the Birds of the World". Cornell University Press. 3. ^ Johnson, Kevin P.; Sorenson, Michael D. (1999) (PDF). More

The Baikal Teal was swimming out in the open at the far end of the third pond when I got to the viewing area. The light was good and I was able to watch the bird for about a half hour before it hauled out on the far shore. At first it stood on the shore feeding on the floating green algae. More

Baikal Teal: Small dabbling duck with striking head pattern of pale brown, green, white, and black. Breast is pink with dark spots, flanks are gray bordered with vertical white stripes, and long scapulars are chestnut-brown, black, and white. Wing speculum is green with buff upper border and white lower border. Undertail coverts are black. Female is mostly brown with dark-centered feathers on back and sides, dark spots on breast and a distinctive white spot at base of bill. More

The Baikal teal, also known as Formosa Teal or Spectacled Teal, is a migratory species, which breeds in central and eastern Siberia, winters in China, Japan & Korea. Occasionally wanders to the Aleutian Islands and Alaska and has been reported as far south as California. Birds seen elsewhere in North America are more than likely escaped aviary birds. The breeding plumage of the adult male is unmistakable and very ornamental. It is similar and closely related to the Green-winged Teal, although slightly larger. More

see the Baikal Teal when he first showed up last month, so I was praying that he'd stick around until I left for the Morro Bay Bird Fest. My hopes weren't up, as he hadn't been seen since Christmas, I believe, but I figured it couldn't hurt to try. (Oh, SLO/N/L stands for the Bird Fest in SLO, then exploring Napa and Lake Counties... More

Steven Feldstein Subject: Baikal Teal in Colorado ... BIRDWG01 Archives - May 2001, week 1: Baikal Teal: Baikal Teal (28 lines) From: Andrew Harrop Date: Sun, 6 May 2001 06:54:04 +0100. Baikal Teal? ... Re. Baikal Teal? ... ADW: Anas formosa: Classification: Anas formosa (Baikal teal). Classification. What do these icons mean? ... Genus Anas (dabbling ducks). Species Anas formosa (Baikal teal). ... More

Baikal Teal: Male Default description Baikal Teal: Male Baikal Teal: Female Default description Baikal Teal: Female Related Birds Wood Duck Blue-winged Teal Garganey Falcated Duck General Baikal Teal: Small dabbling duck with striking head pattern of pale brown, green, white, and black. More

The Baikal teal is classified as Vulnerable (VU A3c) on the IUCN Red List 2004 (1) and is listed on Appendix II of CITES (3). It is also listed on Appendix I of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS or Bonn Convention) (4) and on Appendix III of the Berne Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats (5). More

Anas formosaThe Baikal Teal (Anas formosa) is a dabbling duck. Distribution / Range It breeds within the forest zone of eastern Siberia from the Yenisey basin eastwards to Kamchatka. It is a migratory species, wintering in Japan, Korea and northern and eastern China. It breeds in pools on the tundra edge and within swampy forests. In winter it is found on lowland freshwaters. More

Baikal Teal determination Similar species Anatidae American Wigeon | Baikal Teal | Bar-Headed Goose | Barnacle Goose | Barrows Goldeneye | Bean Goose | Black Swan | Blue-Winged Teal | Brent Goose | Bufflehead | Cackling Goose | Canada Goose | Canvasback | Common Scoter | Egyptian Goose | Eider | Falcated Duck | More

For the purposes of our bird news services, Baikal Teal is classed as Rare: species currently considered for acceptance by the British Birds Rarities Committee (or forms of equivalent rarity). More

Baikal Teal (Anas formosa): Status, Distribution and Identification. - - A stunning, presumably first calender-year, drake Baikal Teal was discovered at Hanalei NWR, Kaua'i on 9th December 2002 by Brenda Zaun, refuge biologist and was then seen on and off until 25th January 2003 by many observers. If accepted as a genuine vagrant this would constitute the first Hawaiian Islands' record. More

The head of the breeding-plumaged male Baikal Teal is arrestingly patterned in green, buff, black, and white. Vertical white bands separate the gray sides from the dull rosy-brown breast and black undertail. Colorful pointed scapulars overhang the rear flanks and tail. Females, juveniles, and non-breeding-plumaged males are rather similar to the comparable plumages of the somewhat smaller Green-winged Teal, but more reddish-brown overall and with a distinctive white spot on the face at the base of the bill. More

Baikal Teal nest on the ground, in high grasses near water. They lay 8-10 greenish-gray eggs. They are very hardy but have not bred that well in captivity. - Baikal Teal Links: The Wildfowl Omnibus - or back to Poultry Page - All text More

Baikal teal can breed when they are one year of age. Their breeding season is from late April to July. The female will use concealed boxes or thick cover. The 8 to 10 eggs hatch after 25 days. Once, they were very common, now declining in large numbers throughout its range. However, in it is a common species in captivity and a much sought after aviary bird. It is a hardy species but should not be kept with larger, aggresive species. More

The colorful feathers of the Baikal Teal are so beautiful that you would think they are painted on. There were many Baikal Teals in the past, but too much hunting has put them in danger of extinction. More

Baikal Teal adult male has dark grey bill, brown eyes, grey or yellowish-grey legs and dusky webbed feet. Head and neck are conspicuously coloured with cream, black and green. Crown, nape and throat are black. We can see a white line from the eye to the throat, separating the pale buff face from the metallic green crescent which extends to the rear eye and down to the neck sides. More

At night, Baikal teals forage for acorns in the woods and grains and seeds by roadways. RETURN TO TOP ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION This species's population has declined markedly in the last few years due to over-hunting and habitat destruction. RETURN TO TOP BIBLIOGRAPHY Austin, G. Birds of the World. New York. Golden Press, Inc., 1961. Gotch, A.F. Birds - Their Latin Names Explained. UK. Blandford Books Ltd., 1981. More

The Baikal Teal is native to Eastern Asia. This breed is sexually dimorphic, seasonably variable. The drake weighs nearly 1 pound and the hen is slightly smaller. The hen lays 6-9 pale-greenish eggs and prefers nesting in a ground box under tall grasses or among cavities in small brush. More

The Baikal Teal at Minsmere = - = By Brian J Small Photos by Paul Hackett (see Paul's website) See lots more photos of this bird here - A huge amount of discussion took place on the Surfbirds site and elsewhere, when a drake Baikal Teal turned up at Minsmere. More

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Baikal Teal - Definition = Baikal Teal Conservation status: Vulnerable Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Anseriformes Family: Anatidae Genus: Anas Species: formosa Binomial name More

Baikal Teal Main Wintering Area in South Korea Under Threat = URGENT CONSERVATION APPEAL 07 December 1999 by Lee, Jeong-sik and Nial Moores UPDATE 15 Dec 2000: More than 10,000 Baikal Teal killed by Avian Cholera in one week in October 2000 Help us to protect the World's Most Important Site for Baikal Teal Anas formosa, and a wintering area for Oriental White Stork Ciconia boyciana. More

Order : Anseriformes
Family : Anatidae
Genus : Anas
Species : formosa
Authority : Georgi, 1775