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common teal

noun, British

green-winged teal

[green-wingd] /ˈgrinˌwɪŋd/
a small freshwater duck, Anas crecca, of Eurasia and North America, having an iridescent green speculum in the wing.
Also called, British, common teal.
Origin of green-winged teal
1630-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The only migratory duck I have observed are the common teal and Brahminy or ruddy sheldrake, and these only in pairs.

    The Unveiling of Lhasa Edmund Candler

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