Bird: Anas crecca ( Eurasian teal - Κιρκίρι)

Anas crecca ( Eurasian teal - Κιρκίρι) 



The Eurasian teal or common teal (Anas crecca) is a common and widespread duck which breeds in temperate Eurasia and migrates south in winter. The Eurasian teal is often called simply the teal due to being the only one of these small dabbling ducks in much of its range.The bird gives its name to the blue-green colour teal.
It is a highly gregarious duck outside the breeding season and can form large flocks. It is commonly found in sheltered wetlands and feeds on seeds and aquatic invertebrates. The North American green-winged teal (A. carolinensis) was formerly (and sometimes is still) considered a subspecies of A. crecca.
The Eurasian teal is the smallest extant dabbling duck at 20–30 cm length and with an average weight of 340 γ in drake (males) and 320 g in hens (females). The wings are 17.5–20.4 cm long, yielding a wingspan of 53–59 cm. The bill measures 3.2–4 cm in length, and the tarsus 2.8–3.4 cm. Wikipedia