Green-winged Teal (male -- breeding plumage)
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