Colorful Teal

Urtönd - Teal - Anas crecca
Urtönd – Teal – Anas crecca / Þingvellir, South Iceland

The smallest Icelandic duck is the Teal  (Anas crecca). It is also one of the most colorful ducks, as well as perhaps the most beautiful.

Lake Mývatn, North Iceland

It can be seen all over Iceland, both in lowlands and highlands. It is, however, usually not easy to get close to it as it is shy and easily disturbed.