Anas albogularis (Hume, 1873) - Andaman Teal

Subspecies in India

This is also known as the Grey Teal and Sunda Teal.
 

This species is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).
 

 

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This endemic species of India is rare. It inhabits freshwater ponds and saline swamps in the coastal regions of the Andaman Islands. It forages at nights and roosts while congregated in a group of 20-30 individuals during the day (BirdLife International 2017). 

Conservation Status:
 
This species is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).


According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species has been stable due to the absence of records that prove whether they have declined or increased. The current population size is estimated to be 250-999 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to large-scale agriculture and human encroachments like hunting and fishing (BirdLife International 2017).

 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands2
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total2
BirdLife International 2017. Anas albogularis (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22727280A110106998. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T22727280A110106998.en. Accessed on 02 February 2020.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Anas albogularis (Hume, 1873) – Andaman Teal. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/anas-albogularis, accessed 2024/06/25.