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Green-winged Teal

Green-winged Teal
Green-winged Teal (male -- breeding plumage)

© Greg Lavaty

Anas crecca

Family: (Anatidae) Ducks, Geese, and Swans

Preferred Habitat: Marshes.

Seasonal Occurrence: Common October through April.

Notes: Green-winged Teals despite being common may be difficult to spot. Females, males in nonbreeding plumage, and juveniles are all mottled brown with a bright green wing patch. In contrast, males in breeding plumage are one of our most colorful ducks, rivaling Wood Ducks with their brilliant emerald and chestnut heads and yellow "tail-lights". 
- Susan Billetdeaux

Green-winged Teal
Green-winged Teal

© Joseph Kennedy

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