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Green-winged Teal

Anas crecca ORDER: ANSERIFORMES FAMILY: ANATIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A very small, brightly patterned duck, the Green-winged Teal prefers shallow ponds with lots of emergent vegetation. Along the coast, it prefers tidal creeks, mudflats, and marshes to more open water.

Calls

Male gives single-noted whistle. Female gives shrill quack.

Search the Macaulay Library online archive for more sounds and videos

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