Common Teal- Anas crecca
- Kingdom: Aves
- Order: Anseriformes
- Family: Anatidae
- Genre: Anas
- Species: Anas crecca
It is the smallest of the duck species, as the popular name suggests. The body is 34-38 cm long and the wingspan is 53-59 cm. It weighs 200-450 g. The neck is short, the wings are narrow and pointed. The eye is a shiny green colour in both sexes.
As in all ducks, sexual dimorphism is present in the small duck. Adult male
nestling male has a brown head with green on the side, the green area being bordered by a narrow yellow band. The underside of the tail has a yellow triangular area bordered with black. On the side it has a white horizontal line.
The female is brownish, bordered with black spots.