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Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)
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Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)
Blue-winged Teal male

General Description: Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) are sexually dimorphic pond ducks. Males are mottled brown overall with a blue-gray head and black hind quarters. Females are mottled brown overall. Both genders have patches of light blue feathers on the upper surface of the wing that usually is concealed, but shows in flight. Males have a white crescent on the face. The legs are yellow, and a patch of white may show ahead of the black hind quarters.

Taxonomy: Anseriformes, Anatidae, Anatinae

Favored Habitat: Ponds and marshes.

Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)
Blue-winged Teal female

Where to Find: Blue-winged Teal are not common around Las Vegas, but look for them at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, the Pahranagat Valley, and the Overton Wildlife Management Area.

Comments: Winter visitors to Las Vegas.

Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) If you were a tasty pond bug or a little seed, this might be the last face you ever see!
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Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)
Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)
Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)
Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)
Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)
Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)
Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)
Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)
Blue-winged Teal male; Patagonia, Arizona
Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)
Blue-winged Teal male; Patagonia, Arizona
Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)
Mississippi River Delta, Louisiana
Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)
Mississippi River Delta, Louisiana
Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)
Mississippi River Delta, Louisiana
Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)
Blue-winged Teal male; Patagonia, Arizona
Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)
Blue-winged Teal; Parrotee Pond, Jamaica
Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)
Blue-winged Teal; Dunedin, Florida
Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)
Blue-winged Teal; Everglades, Florida
Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)
Blue-winged Teal; Everglades, Florida
Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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