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Blue-winged teal (male)
Anas discors

Blue-winged teal (male)
Blue-winged teal (male)

Size: 15.5 inches
Overall Color: brown (brown, gray and white)
Occurrence: lakes, ponds
Diet: seeds, aquatic plants
Nest: cup in shoreline grasses
Field Identification: skimming ducks, mostly brownish when not breeding, gray with white head and blue wing patches when breeding, feeds on surface
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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