Bird and bat banding

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ABBBS Database Search: Anas gracilis (Grey Teal)

Scientific NameAnas gracilis
SPRAT DatabaseSPRAT Listing

Banding Data

Total Banded23528
First BandedDecember 1953
Last BandedApril 2014

Recovery Data

Total Recoveries6140
Recovered Only Once3382
Distinct Recoveries4376
Most Frequent Resighting13 times
First RecoveryDecember 1955
Last RecoveryJune 2014

Maximum Movement and Elapsed Time Details

Movement Average: 151 km Maximum: 3184 km
Band 09024328, banded in July 1958 at NE MOULTING LAGOONS, TAS (-42 deg 1 min, 148 deg 13 min). Recovered after 4 years 0.2 month at LAKE AUSTIN CUE, WA (-27 deg 36 min, 117 deg 46 min) in July 1962 after moving 3184 km. Recovery method: SHOT FOR SPORT/FOOD Recovery status: WAS DEAD AND THE BAND WAS REMOVED.
Elapsed Time Average: 6.8 months Maximum: 31 years 8.3 months
Band 09016879, banded in December 1957 at LAKE WYANGAN GRIFFITH, NSW (-34 deg 17 min, 146 deg 3 min). Recovered after 31 years 8.3 months at UNKNOWN RECOVERY PLACE, NSW (-33 deg 47 min, 151 deg 16 min) in August 1989 after moving 484 km. Recovery method: CAPTIVE BIRD (WAS FROM WILD) Recovery status: IS ALIVE IN CAPTIVITY WITH BAND.


This database is designed to provide information on bird and bat species, banded under the auspices of the Australian Bird & Bat Banding Scheme (ABBBS) managed by the Australian Government Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. It has been compiled from a range of sources including information provided by banders and recoveries of banded birds and bats made by members of the public. While reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, no guarantee is given, nor responsibility taken, by the Commonwealth for its accuracy, currency or completeness. The Commonwealth does not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage that may be occasioned directly or indirectly through the use of, or reliance on, the information contained in this database. The information contained in this database does not necessarily represent the views of the Commonwealth. This database is not intended to be a complete source of information on the matters it deals with.