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Common Teal Anas crecca

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2005 Least Concern
2004 Not Recognised
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern

Species attributes

Migratory status full migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 26,400,000 medium
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 26,400,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor Estimated 2009
Population trend Unknown -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 6.3 - - -
Trend justification: The overall population trend is uncertain, as some populations are decreasing, while others are stable, increasing or have unknown trends (Wetlands International 2006). This species has had stable population trends over the last 40 years in North America (data from Breeding Bird Survey and/or Christmas Bird Count: Butcher and Niven 2007).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Afghanistan Native Extant   Yes  
Albania Native Extant      
Algeria Native Extant   Yes  
Anguilla (to UK) Native Extant   Yes  
Antigua and Barbuda Native Extant   Yes  
Armenia Native Extant      
Aruba (to Netherlands) Native Extant      
Austria Native Extant     Yes
Azerbaijan Native Extant      
Bahamas Native Extant      
Bahrain Native Extant   Yes Yes
Bangladesh Native Extant   Yes  
Barbados Native Extant   Yes  
Belarus Native Extant      
Belgium Native Extant     Yes
Belize Native Extant   Yes  
Benin Native Extant   Yes  
Bermuda (to UK) Native Extant      
Bhutan Native Extant   Yes  
Bosnia and Herzegovina Native Extant   Yes  
Bulgaria Native Extant      
Cambodia Native Extant   Yes  
Cameroon Native Extant   Yes  
Canada Native Extant     Yes
Cayman Islands (to UK) Native Extant      
Central African Republic Native Extant   Yes  
Chad Native Extant   Yes  
China (mainland) Native Extant   Yes  
Colombia Native Extant   Yes  
Costa Rica Native Extant   Yes  
Croatia Native Extant      
Cuba Native Extant   Yes  
Cyprus Native Extant   Yes Yes
Czech Republic Native Extant     Yes
Denmark Native Extant     Yes
Dominica Native Extant   Yes  
Dominican Republic Native Extant   Yes  
Egypt Native Extant   Yes  
El Salvador Native Extant   Yes  
Eritrea Native Extant   Yes  
Estonia Native Extant     Yes
Ethiopia Native Extant   Yes  
Faroe Islands (to Denmark) Native Extant Yes    
Finland Native Extant     Yes
France Native Extant     Yes
Gambia Native Extant   Yes  
Georgia Native Extant      
Germany Native Extant     Yes
Ghana Native Extant   Yes  
Greece Native Extant     Yes
Greenland (to Denmark) Native Extant Yes    
Guadeloupe (to France) Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Guatemala Native Extant   Yes  
Guinea Vagrant Extant      
Guinea-Bissau Native Extant      
Haiti Native Extant   Yes  
Honduras Native Extant   Yes  
Hong Kong (China) Native Extant      
Hungary Native Extant     Yes
Iceland Native Extant      
India Native Extant   Yes  
Iran, Islamic Republic of Native Extant   Yes Yes
Iraq Native Extant   Yes Yes
Ireland Native Extant      
Israel Native Extant      
Italy Native Extant      
Jamaica Native Extant      
Japan Native Extant   Yes  
Jordan Native Extant   Yes Yes
Kazakhstan Native Extant Yes    
Kenya Native Extant   Yes  
Kuwait Native Extant   Yes Yes
Kyrgyzstan Native Extant      
Laos Native Extant   Yes  
Latvia Native Extant      
Lebanon Native Extant   Yes Yes
Libya Native Extant   Yes  
Liechtenstein Native Extant   Yes  
Lithuania Native Extant      
Luxembourg Native Extant      
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Native Extant      
Malaysia Native Extant   Yes  
Maldives Native Extant      
Mali Native Extant   Yes  
Malta Native Extant   Yes  
Martinique (to France) Native Extant   Yes  
Mauritania Native Extant   Yes  
Mexico Native Extant   Yes  
Moldova Native Extant     Yes
Mongolia Native Extant Yes    
Montenegro Native Extant      
Montserrat (to UK) Native Extant   Yes  
Morocco Native Extant   Yes  
Myanmar Native Extant   Yes  
Nepal Native Extant   Yes  
Netherlands Native Extant      
Niger Native Extant   Yes  
Nigeria Native Extant   Yes  
North Korea Native Extant      
Northern Mariana Islands (to USA) Native Extant      
Norway Native Extant     Yes
Oman Native Extant   Yes Yes
Pakistan Native Extant   Yes  
Palestinian Authority Territories Native Extant   Yes  
Panama Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Philippines Native Extant   Yes  
Poland Native Extant     Yes
Portugal Native Extant   Yes  
Puerto Rico (to USA) Native Extant   Yes  
Qatar Native Extant   Yes Yes
Romania Native Extant     Yes
Russia (Asian) Native Extant Yes    
Russia (Central Asian) Native Extant Yes   Yes
Russia (European) Native Extant     Yes
Rwanda Native Extant      
Saudi Arabia Native Extant   Yes Yes
Senegal Native Extant   Yes  
Serbia Native Extant      
Seychelles Vagrant Extant      
Singapore Native Extant   Yes  
Slovakia Native Extant     Yes
Slovenia Native Extant      
Somalia Native Extant   Yes  
South Korea Native Extant   Yes  
South Sudan Native Extant   Yes  
Spain Native Extant      
Sri Lanka Native Extant   Yes  
St Kitts and Nevis Native Extant     Yes
St Lucia Native Extant   Yes  
St Pierre and Miquelon (to France) Native Extant Yes   Yes
St Vincent and the Grenadines Native Extant   Yes  
Sudan Native Extant   Yes  
Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands (to Norway) Native Extant Yes    
Sweden Native Extant     Yes
Switzerland Native Extant      
Syria Native Extant   Yes Yes
Taiwan (China) Native Extant   Yes  
Tajikistan Native Extant      
Tanzania Native Extant   Yes  
Thailand Native Extant   Yes  
Trinidad and Tobago Native Extant   Yes  
Tunisia Native Extant   Yes  
Turkey Native Extant      
Turkmenistan Native Extant      
Uganda Native Extant   Yes  
Ukraine Native Extant     Yes
United Arab Emirates Native Extant   Yes Yes
United Kingdom Native Extant      
USA Native Extant      
Uzbekistan Native Extant Yes    
Vietnam Native Extant   Yes  
Virgin Islands (to UK) Native Extant   Yes  
Virgin Islands (to USA) Native Extant   Yes  
Western Sahara Native Extant      
Yemen Native Extant   Yes Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Afghanistan Hamun-i-Puzak site factsheet
Albania Karavasta Lagoon site factsheet
Azerbaijan Lake Sarysu site factsheet
Bangladesh Aila Beel site factsheet
Bangladesh Hakaluki Haor site factsheet
Bangladesh Jamuna-Brahmaputra river site factsheet
Bangladesh Muhuri Dam site factsheet
Bangladesh Tanguar Haor and Panabeel site factsheet
Belgium Durme en Middenloop van de Schelde site factsheet
Belgium IJzervallei-De Blankaart site factsheet
Belgium Schorren en Polder van de Beneden-Schelde site factsheet
China (mainland) Desert and wetland from Northern Urumqi to Dabancheng site factsheet
China (mainland) Oasis, Desert and Wetland at Mosuowan site factsheet
China (mainland) Qinghai Hu (Koko Nor) site factsheet
China (mainland) Taipo Hu Nature Reserve site factsheet
China (mainland) Tumen River at Jingxin-Fangchuan site factsheet
China (mainland) Xingkai Hu Nature Reserve site factsheet
Denmark Ballum og Husum Enge, Kamper strandenge site factsheet
Denmark Nissum Fjord site factsheet
Denmark Ringkøbing Fjord site factsheet
Denmark Rømø site factsheet
Denmark Saltbæk Vig site factsheet
Estonia Luitemaa site factsheet
Estonia Väinameri site factsheet
Finland Oulu region wetlands site factsheet
Finland Pori archipelago and wetlands site factsheet
France Baie du Mont Saint Michel et Ile des Landes site factsheet
France Camargue site factsheet
France Domaine d'Orx site factsheet
France Estuaire de la Loire site factsheet
France Lac du Der-Chantecoq et étangs latéraux site factsheet
Greece Amvrakikos gulf site factsheet
Greece Evros delta site factsheet
Greece Lake Kerkini site factsheet
Greece Reservoirs of former Lake Karla site factsheet
Hungary Hortobágy and Tisza-to site factsheet
Hungary Lake Fertő site factsheet
India Kanjli Lake site factsheet
India Saman Bird Sanctuary site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Anzali Mordab complex site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Arjan Protected Area site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Fereidoonkenar marshes site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Gavekhoni lake, and marshes of the lower Zaindeh Rud site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Gomishan marshes and Turkoman steppes site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Hamoun-i Sabari and Hamoun-i Hirmand site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Horeh Bamdej site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Karun river marshes site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Lake Bakhtegan, Lake Tashk and Kamjan marshes site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Lake Maharlu site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Miankaleh Peninsula and Gorgan Bay site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Seyed Mohalli, Zarin Kola and Larim Sara site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Shadegan marshes and tidal mudflats of Khor-al Amaya and Khor Musa site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Shur Gol, Yadegarlu and Dorgeh Sangi lakes site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of South Caspian shore, from Astara to Gomishan site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of South end of the Hamoun-i Puzak site factsheet
Iraq Haur Al Hammar site factsheet
Japan Lake Kasumigaura, Ukisima site factsheet
Mongolia Khar Us Lake site factsheet
Mongolia Selengiin Tsagaan Lake site factsheet
Mongolia Teshigiin Olon Lakes site factsheet
Montenegro Lake Skadar site factsheet
Netherlands Dollard site factsheet
Netherlands Lauwersmeer site factsheet
Netherlands Oostvaardersplassen site factsheet
Netherlands Wadden Sea site factsheet
Niger Dan Doutchi wetland site factsheet
Norway Nordre Øyeren and Sørumsneset site factsheet
Pakistan Drigh Wildlife Sanctuary site factsheet
Pakistan Haleji Wildlife Sanctuary site factsheet
Pakistan Indus Dolphin Reserve and Kandhkot wetlands site factsheet
Pakistan Manchar Lake site factsheet
Pakistan Mangla Lake site factsheet
Pakistan Marala Game Reserve site factsheet
Pakistan Mehboob Shah Lake site factsheet
Pakistan Phoosna Wetlands Complex site factsheet
Pakistan Pugri Lake site factsheet
Pakistan Rann of Kutch Wildlife Sanctuary site factsheet
Pakistan Rasool Barrage Wildlife Sanctuary site factsheet
Poland Jeziorsko reservoir site factsheet
Portugal Tejo estuary site factsheet
Romania Danube Delta site factsheet
Romania Lake Oltina site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Bolon' lake site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Forty islands site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Kava valley site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Kharchinskoye lake site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Parapol'skiy valley site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Semyachik lagoon site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Zhupanovskiy lagoon site factsheet
Russia (Central Asian) Dvuob'ye site factsheet
Russia (Central Asian) Lower Ob' site factsheet
Russia (European) Bulgarski site factsheet
Russia (European) Burukshunskiye limans site factsheet
Russia (European) Kamsko-Ikski area site factsheet
Russia (European) Kuloy river site factsheet
South Korea Cheonsu Bay site factsheet
Spain Ebro delta site factsheet
Sweden Getterön site factsheet
Sweden Lake Hornborgasjön site factsheet
Sweden River Umeälven delta site factsheet
Taiwan (China) Kuantu site factsheet
Taiwan (China) Taipei City Waterbird Refuge site factsheet
Turkey Burdur Lake site factsheet
Turkey Çorak Lake site factsheet
Turkey Gediz Delta site factsheet
Turkey Göksu Delta site factsheet
Turkey Meriç Delta site factsheet
Turkey Seyhan Delta site factsheet
Turkey Sultan Marsh site factsheet
Turkey Tuz Lake site factsheet
Turkmenistan Turkmenbashy Bay site factsheet
Ukraine Dnister delta site factsheet
United Kingdom Loch Leven site factsheet
United Kingdom Lower Derwent Valley site factsheet
United Kingdom Mersey Estuary site factsheet
United Kingdom Mersey Estuary site factsheet
United Kingdom Mid-Essex Coast site factsheet
United Kingdom Moray Basin, Firths and Bays site factsheet
United Kingdom Moray Basin, Firths and Bays site factsheet
United Kingdom Ouse Washes site factsheet
United Kingdom Ribble and Alt Estuaries site factsheet
United Kingdom Severn Estuary site factsheet
United Kingdom Solent Marshes and Southampton Water site factsheet
United Kingdom Somerset Levels and Moors site factsheet
United Kingdom The Swale site factsheet
USA Bear River Bay UT02 site factsheet
Uzbekistan Karnabchul Steppe site factsheet
Vietnam Tram Chim site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Marshes/Pools suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Marshes/Pools suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) suitable non-breeding
Altitude 0 - 0 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent
Food (human) Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent
Sport Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Anas crecca. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/04/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/04/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Least Concern
Family Anatidae (Ducks, geese and swans)
Species name author Linnaeus, 1758
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Unknown
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 26,400,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species