Baking: Green-winged Teal

 

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Anas crecca

Length: 12-15 Weight: 0.25-1 lbs

Identification:

Male has a cinnamon head and green crescent extending from the eye to the back of the neck. Both male and female have a distinctive green wing patch.

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Distribution: 

Summer resident across North America into far northern Alaska and Canada. Winter resident in southern US and Mexico.

Cool Facts:

The Green-winged Teal is the smallest duck in North America.

American and Eurasian Green-winged Teal were once considered separate species. Whereas the American version has a vertical white stripe on the breast, the European version has a horizontal white stripe below the wing.

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References:

All About Birds

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