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Blue-winged Teal determination


Conservation status
Blue-winged Teal status Least Concern

    

Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)

[order] Anseriformes | [family] Anatidae | [latin] Anas discors | [UK] Blue-winged Teal | [FR] Sarcelle à ailes bleues | [DE] Blauflügelente | [ES] Cerceta Aliazul | [IT] Anatra aliazzurre americana | [NL] Blauwvleugeltaling | [SU] Blue wing

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Characteristics
The male breeding plumage has a blue-grey head with large white crescent behind bill. Cinnamon-brown body feathers, patterned with fine black marks. White patch on rear flank. Upper wing with light blue patch with white rear border. Back of wing iridescent green. In eclipse plumage its grey-brown overall, without white patches. Faint outline of white face crescent. The female is recognized by grey-brown overall, with small white area at base of bill. Bill dark. Light blue upper wing patch with narrow white border. Back of wing mostly brown, with little green. Juveniles are similar to adult female.
wingspan min.:63cmwingspan max.:69cm
size min.: 37cmsize max.:41cm
incubation min.:23daysincubation max.:27days
fledging min.:35daysfledging max.:44days
broods:1 eggs min.:6 
      eggs max.:15 


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