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Blue-Winged Teal

Anas discors

Description:

The adult male has a greyish blue head with a white facial crescent, a light brown body with a white patch near the rear and a black tail. The adult female is mottled brown, and has a whitish area at base of bill. Both sexes have sky-blue wing coverts, a green speculum, and yellow legs. This appears to be a female.

Habitat:

Blue-winged Teal inhabit shoreline more often than open water and prefer calm water or sluggish currents to fast water. They inhabit inland marshes, lakes, ponds, pools, and shallow streams with dense emergent vegetation. In coastal areas, breeding occurs in salt-marsh meadows with adjoining ponds or creeks.

Notes:

Saw this bird at Eagle Lakes park in Naples Florida

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john.fermanis.sr
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john.fermanis.sr

Florida, USA

Spotted on Feb 2, 2013
Submitted on Mar 10, 2014

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