The Green-winged Teal, the smallest North American dappling duck, is a common and widespread duck that breeds at the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center.

About the Green-winged Teal

This dabbling duck is strongly migratory and winters far south of its breeding areas. The breeding male has grey flanks and back, with a yellow rear end and a white-edged green speculum, obvious in flight or at rest. It has a chestnut head with a green eye patch.

Green-winged teal have a broad diet. They eat seeds of grasses and edges as well as aquatic insects, mollusks, and crustaceans.

Green-winged Teal