This name derives from the Middle English and Eurasian “tele > teal” (Anas crecca), probably from an unrecorded Old English word "*tǣle". It is a common and widespread duck which breeds in temperate Eurasia and migrates south in winter. This is a bird of the blue-green color. Teal is a low-saturated color, a bluish-green to dark medium, similar to medium blue-green and dark cyan. The complementary color of teal is coral.