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green-winged teal

[green-wingd] /ˈgrinˌwɪŋd/
noun
1.
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
1630-1640
1630-40
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  • Mallard, pintail and green-winged teal are the primary birds.
  • Throughout the fall and winter tens of thousands of green-winged teal, wigeon, and gadwall forage on these flats.

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