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Blue-winged Teal

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Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
  • ORDER: Anseriformes
  • FAMILY: Anatidae

Basic Description

Pairs and small groups of this tiny dabbling duck inhabit shallow ponds and wetlands across much of North America. Blue-winged Teal are long distance migrants, with some birds heading all the way to South America for the winter. Therefore, they take off early on spring and fall migration, leaving their breeding grounds in the United States and Canada well before other species in the fall.

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Other Names

  • Cerceta Aliazul (Spanish)
  • Sarcelle à ailes bleues (French)
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