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    Blue-winged Teal Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      A small dabbling duck, a Blue-winged Teal is dwarfed by a Mallard and only a touch larger than a Green-winged Teal. Head is rounded and bill is on the large side.

      Relative Size

      Relative Sizecrow sizedcrow-sized
      Measurements
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 14.2-16.1 in (36-41 cm)
        • Weight: 8.1-19.2 oz (230-545 g)
        • Wingspan: 22.1-24.4 in (56-62 cm)