blue-winged teal

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blue-winged teal

[bloo-wingd]
noun
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:
1630–40

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Example sentences
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.
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