Green-winged Teal

Other Names: none

Distribution: northern North America in summer, moving to southern North America in winter. A nonmigratory population exists in the Pacific Northwest.

Description:

Size: 30-41 cm in length.

Plumage:  Males have a chestnut head, green ear patch, flashing green wing bar, pale gray sides, and a pinkish breast with a vertical white stripe down the side. Females are uniform dark brown with white-bordered wing feathers. The eyes and bill are black.

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Green-winged Teal

Green-winged Teal

Bill Shape
spatulate
long billed
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
aleutians
arizona
arkansas
baja california
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
hawaii
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
northwest territories
nova scotia
nunavut
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
yucatan
yukon
Tail Shape
squared-tail
Wing Shape
tapered-wings
Action
flying
walking
Behavior
flocks
Sounds
whistling
harsh call
Location
high flying
low flying
ground dwelling
high perching
north in summer
south in summer
Habitat
coasts
lakes rivers ponds
flats
Forests
Oceans
Marshes
Color
sheen
brown
gray
yellow
Body Shape
headcrested
necklong
duck
Size
large
medium
Order
ducks, geese and swans - anatidae
ducks, geese and swans - anseriformes
Bird Species