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Green-winged Teal

Anas carolinensis

Description:

This is the smallest North American dabbling duck. The breeding male has grey flanks and back, with a yellow rear end and a white-edged green speculum, obvious in flight or at rest. It has a chestnut head with a green eye patch.

Habitat:

wastewater treatment pond along San Francisco Bay

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6 Comments

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago

lovely!!

DonnaPomeroy
DonnaPomeroy 9 years ago

Thanks Jerry and Yuko. I love the second photo too. He looks pretty silly in it. It's interesting to see them with their eyes closed.

Sukaina
Sukaina 9 years ago

Very pretty!
great captures..

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 9 years ago

I love all photos, but love especially the duck's face in the photo #2.

DonnaPomeroy
DonnaPomeroy 9 years ago

Thank you Antonio

Super spotting Donna congrats and thanks for sharing

DonnaPomeroy
Spotted by
DonnaPomeroy

San Mateo, California, USA

Spotted on Oct 20, 2012
Submitted on Oct 28, 2012

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