Breeds swiftly after substantial rain at any time of the year. Otherwise the breeding season is from July to November in south-west and south-east Australia. Female builds nest, usually in hollow logs, on the ground or in rabbit holes. Between 6 and 12 eggs are laid. Female incubates and cares for young. Incubation period is between 24 and 26 days.
Off-white from lower face to neck. Green-black speculum.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
Grey Teal may crossbreed in the wild with Pacific Black Duck and Chestnut Teal.
Omnivore. Dry land plants, aquatic plants, seeds, crustaceans, insects and their larvae.
Sheltered watered areas including fresh, brackish and salt water. Tend to favour timbered pools and river systems of inland areas.
Native to Australia