Anas discors

Common Names: Blue-winged Teal
Category: Birds
Sub-category: Ducks, Geese, & Swans

A small dabbling duck. The Blue-winged Teal is 16 inches long, with a wingspan of 23 inches, and a weight of 13 oz, on the average. 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.

The breeding habitat of the Blue winged Teal is marshes and ponds.

Edible Notes: Duck meat is edible. Farm-raised domestic duck is commonly available in supermarkets in Connecticut and is a good alternative. Duck meat (domestic) is a common dish in Asian restaurants, especially Thai cuisine.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.