Anas chlorotis ssp. nov 'Chatham Islands'

Chatham teal, Chatham duck



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: subfossil (1915?)



Chatham Islands, New Zealand


"Brown Teal also occurred on Chatham Island where they differentiated into a somewhat smaller and shorter-winged form (P Millener, pers. comm.)."
(DoC, 1996:5)
"A by-product of this work has been the discovery that the brown teal that once inhabited Chatham Islands were a distinct taxon."
(Southey & Hitchmough, 2000:1)


Biology & Ecology










Department of Conservation. (1996). Brown Teal (Pateke) Anas chlorotis Recovery Plan. Threatened Species Recovery Plan No. 19. 39 pp.
Fleming, C. A. (1939). Birds of the Chatham Islands. The Emu 38: 380-413. [relevant reference?]
Southey, I. and Hitchmough, R. (2000). Morphological variation in New Zealand brown teal (Anas chlorotis). Conservation Advisory Science Notes No. 325, Department of Conservation, Wellington.


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