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Green-winged Teal

Green-winged Teal - Annual Whooping Crane Festival in Port Aransas, Texas

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

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