General Description

Body brown-grey with a white throat. Eye red-brown like other teals. Body up to 45 cm long. The call of Grey Teals sounds like fading laughter.


Grey Teals nest in hollows in trees, which they line with down. They may breed multiple times a year if conditions are favourable. Females usually lay seven to ten eggs, though sometimes more.


Pacific Islands, mainland Australia and Tasmania


Freshwater and saltwater wetlands.

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