The male Blue-winged Teal has a grey-blue head with a large white facial cresent in front of the eye, black beak, the breast, abdomen, and flanks are reddish with fine black markings, a black tail, light blue upper wing coverts, green speculum, whitish underwing, and yellow legs and feet.
The female is mottled brown with a whitish area around the beak, a dark crown, and a dark stripe through the eye.
The male in eclipse plumage is very similar to the female but has a darker head and may have a faint outline of a facial crescent. The eclipse male also retains its wing pattern.
Typical Adult is 36-41cm (14-16in).
Aquatic plants, pondweed, seeds, aquatic insects, molluscs, and invertebrates. Habitat/Range: - Wetlands, marshes, lakes, rivers, ponds, and coastal areas throughout North America. Winters further south in Central and South America.
Wetlands, marshes, lakes, rivers, ponds, and coastal areas throughout North America. Winters further south in Central and South America.
Begins April to May.
10 to 12 (dull-white or olive colour).
River Cottage's collection of Teals changes regularly. Please visit us regularly to keep up-to-date with our flock
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