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blue-winged teal

[bloo-wingd] /ˈbluˌwɪŋd/
a small duck, Anas discors, inhabiting ponds and rivers of North America, having a dull-brown mottled body and grayish-blue patches on the wings.
Origin of blue-winged teal
1630-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • blue-winged teal and shovelers may retain the eclipse plumage until well into the winter.
  • Nest densities of blue-winged teal were lower in the treatment years than in the pretreatment years.
  • blue-winged teal have blue patches on the upper surface of their wings.
  • Puddle ducks, particularly mallards, blue-winged teal and wood ducks are common nesters.
  • Waterfowl use is limited to blue-winged teal and ring-necked ducks.

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