Blue-winged teal duck
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|From my trip to Manitoba.|
The blue-winged teal (Anas discors) is a small dabbling duck from North America.
The blue-winged teal is 40 cm (16 in) long, with a wingspan of 58 cm (23 in), and a weight of 370 g (13 oz).
The range is all of North America except western and northern Alaska, northern Yukon Territory, northern Northwest Territories and the northeastern area of Canada. Blue-winged teal are rare in the desert southwest, and the west coast. The breeding habitat of the blue-winged teal is marshes and ponds.
These birds feed by dabbling in shallow water at the edge of marshes or open water. They mainly eat plants; their diet may include molluscs and aquatic insects.
Blue-winged teal are generally the first ducks south in the fall and the last ones north in the spring. Adult drakes depart the breeding grounds well before adult hens and immatures. Most blue-winged teal flocks seen after mid-September are composed largely of adult hens and immatures.
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pretty godd with the color fresh...
C'est trčs beau !!! finement détaillé et délicatement coloré.
A bientôt sur TN pour renouvelles aventures.
Very nice side profile with a perfect exposure. I love that you can see all the beautiful colors and marking on this gorgeous waterfowl. Well done. :)
- [2014-06-30 5:10]
Maravillosa definición, detalles exquisitos del plumaje de esta Anas discors, retratada magistralmente.
- [2014-06-30 6:07]
une beauté et une photo excellente.
- [2014-07-02 0:52]
such a beautiful duck. The colors are really exciting and the details are splendid. Very well done and excellent presentation.