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Green-winged Teal

Anas crecca carolinensis
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Length: 15 in. (51 cm )
One of the smallest ducks in North America, this teal is found mainly in shallow ponds, marshes, flooded fields and muddy banks. In the winter it forms small flocks and feeds largely on seeds floating on the water\s surface or on wet beaches. During the summer it adds aquatic insects and other invertebrates as well as plant shoots to its diet. The nest is hidden in dense grass usually near the water. It is made of grass and leaves and lined with feather down.'

The four-digit banding code is AGWT.

Female | Oliver Niehuis


Marsh / swamp

Open water
Bird Sound Type: Whistling
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: Green-winged Teal
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: December 13, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/green-winged-teal

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Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Green-winged Teal. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved December 13, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/green-winged-teal

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Dr. Biology. "Green-winged Teal". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/green-winged-teal

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Dr. Biology. "Green-winged Teal". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 13 Dec 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/green-winged-teal

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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