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Green-winged teal (Anas crecca carolinensis)

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Description

Green-winged teal are the smallest of our North American ducks. Males have a chestnut head with an iridescent green to purple patch extending from the eyes to the nape of the neck. The chest is pinkish-brown with black speckles, and the back, sides, and flanks are vermiculated gray, separated from the chest by a white bar. The undertail coverts are buff on the outside and black in the center, and the uppertail coverts are black. The wing coverts are brownish-gray with a green speculum. Female green-winged teal are mottled brown with a dark brown line that extends from the bill through the eye. Females have black speckles on their blue-black bill which distinguishes them from males' solid black bill.

Average length: M 14?", F 14"

Average weight: M 0.7 lbs., F 0.6 lbs.


Migrating and Wintering

Green-winged teal have an extensive wintering range, with birds having been recorded as far north as Alaska and Newfoundland and as far south as northern South America. They are most abundant along the Mississippi flyway, where the coastal marshes and rice fields of Louisiana and Texas provide ideal habitat. Tidal creeks and marshes associated with estuaries are favored over more saline or open-water habitats, especially when they include mud-flats for foraging.

Breeding

Green-winged teal breed from Alaska across Canada into the Maritime Provinces, south into central California, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. They are among the most abundant dabbling ducks on Arctic breeding grounds. They prefer small and shallow permanent ponds near woodlands, and with an abundance of emergent vegetation.

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