Salvadori's Teal

Salvadori eend

Salvadori's Teal (Salvadorina waigiuensis)

The Salvadori's Teal (Salvadorina waigiuensis) is a dabbling duck from the family of water birds that includes ducks, geese, and swans (Anatidae).

Species name

Dutch name:
Salvadori eend
English name:
Salvadori's Teal
German name:
French name:
Canard de Salvadori
Scientific name:
Salvadorina waigiuensis

Scientific classification




Some individual variation in overall tone, especially darker birds, showing little to know barring on almost black under parts. Head and neck uniform gray-black. Breast and all under-parts including under tail -converts, white to buff, variably spotted black on breast and anterior flanks, spots increasing in size rearwards on flanks and merging into bold black barring; centre belly, vent and under tail-converts lightly spotted or none. Entire upper parts blackish with slight green gloss, feathers of back scapulars with whitish tips forming obvious barring, continuing onto rump and upper tail converts. Tail dark brown, narrowly barred whitish, and with long, pointed central feathers.

In flight, primaries and there converts blackish brown, with very small white tip's to the innermost primaries, seconderies black, glossed purplish, broadly tipped white and boarded in front with white, and median an d lesser converts dark grey-brown with whitish edges; under wing pale brown, almost whitish edges, with darker grey flight feathers and mottled brown on converts; white trailing edge formed by tips of seconderies. Bill bright yellow, often spotted black , though comes duller nonbreeding season. Legs and feet yellowish-brown with darker brown or black blotching, mainly on webs. Red eyes.

A little smaller and with greyer, black spotted bill and brown eye.

Generally duller and lacking iridescence on upperparts and seconderies. Bill dark grey to olive brown, and legs pinkish - grey with some black on tarsus.

Standard Measurements

Lengte man:
The male (drake) of the Salvadori's Teal measures approximately 38-43 centimeters. The female measures approximately 38-43 centimeters.
Weight male:
The male will weight about 420-525 gram. The female will weight about 420-525 gram.
The weight is notoriously variable and can only be used as indication!
Nest placement and structure:

Extended breeding season from April to October, possibly to January. Due to the ength of the breeding period it might be double-brooded. The nest is built close to water, on or near the ground, in covering vegetation, sometimes on boulders. Nest as solitary pairs. Both parents tend ducklings, females might carry ducklings on their backs.

The female Salvadori's Teal usually lays from 3-4 creamy to yellowish buff eggs and incubates them for 28 days.

Bird banding:
Recommended leg band size for the Salvadori's Teal is 9 mm.
The leg band can only be applied on a young dabbling duck at around 12 days old.

It doesn't matter what leg that you band, but it is good to have a consistent system.
Suggested: Left leg = Female, Right leg = Male

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