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Blue-winged teal (male)
Anas discors


Size: 15.5 inches
Overall Color: brownish and gray or brown, black and white
Occurrence: pond edges and marshes
Diet: invertebrates in mud
Nest: dishes in marshy areas
Field Identification: almost identical to female in nonbreeding season; dark tail, white rump dark head and white crescent on face during breeding season
Season: summer

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: anseriformes
Family: 01 Anatidae (geese,ducks,swans)
Genus: Anas
Species: discors

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