Eurasian Teal (Female)
Eurasian Teal (Female)
Eurasian Teal (Male, ITALY)
Scientific Name 
Anas crecca
Arabic Name 
الحذف الشتوي
Kuwaiti name 
59.0 cm
38.0 cm
Least Concern
Similar species 


Common passage migrant, common winter visitor and rare summer visitor. One of the smallest ducks, often in small inland waters and in the shallows of Kuwait Bay; up to 750 individuals recorded in early December 2007.
Where in Kuwait 
Has been recorded in a variety of sites where there is fresh water, from Jahra to as far west as Al Abraq.
In the world 
The smallest west Palearctic dabbling duck that is short-necked with an oval head and breeds on a variety of fresh and brackish waters. When flushed, shoots almost vertically up from water or land.
Local threats 
Shooting is a threat for Geese and Ducks during passage migration.