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Green-winged Teal - Anas crecca

Green-winged Teal Anas crecca

Identification Tips:

  • Length: 10.5 inches Wingspan: 24 inches
  • Very small, short-necked, and small-billed dabbling duck
  • Green speculum
  • Whitish belly
  • Juvenile similar to adult female

Adult male alternate:

  • Alternate plumage worn from Fall through early summer
  • Dark bill
  • Rich rust-colored head
  • Iridescent green face patch sweeping through eye and tapering to the back of head
  • Buff chest with dark spotting
  • Gray flanks and back
  • Vertical white line at fore part of flanks
  • Horizontal black line above flanks
  • Buff outer undertail coverts bordered by black
  • Black central undertail coverts

Adult male basic:

  • Similar to adult female, but with duller face pattern

Adult female:

  • Dark gray bill
  • Pale brown head and neck
  • Dark brown cap and eye line
  • Dark brown back and upperwing coverts scalloped with buff
  • White breast spotted with brown
  • White belly

Similar species:

Adult male unmistakable in winter. Females, immature and eclipse males similar to most female ducks, but are very small, short-billed, and have a distinctive wing pattern that is sometimes visible at rest.

Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.

Above information used courtesy of United States Geological Survey.

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