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.
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