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Blue-winged Teal
(Anas discors)

    
        
Blue-winged Teal (Breeding male)
Blue-winged Teal
Photo © Mike Danzenbaker
 
Blue-winged Teal Information

Length:
 14 - 16"

Habitat:
Breeding habitat: Freshwater marshes, marshy vegetation at the edges of ponds, lakes, and slow-moving streams.

Winter habitat
:  Shallow freshwater, brackish, or saltwater marches.

Diet:
 Seeds of aquatic vegetation such as grasses, smartweeds, sedges, pondweeds; other aquatic plant matter; insects, crustaceans, mollusks.
 
 
Blue-winged Teal ID TipsIdentification tips for the Blue-winged Teal
 
Range Maps:
(Click map to enlarge.)
 
B-Winged Teal Breeding Map B-Winged Teal Winter Map      USGS
     
Breeding Map          Winter Map (CBC)     
 
Additional photos and information:

Blue-winged Teal
Photos, habitat, nesting, diet, feeding behavior, migration, range map, songs and calls. (From Audubon Field Guide)
 
     
   

 

 


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