Blue-winged Teal

Blue-winged Teal

Blue-winged Teal
Anas discors


CLASS
Aves
ORDER
Anseriformes
FAMILY
Anatidae

Range

North America; winters from southern United States to South America


Habitat

Shallow ponds, wetlands, swamps, marshes, and lakes


Diet

Aquatic insects, snails, crustaceans, vegetation and grains

Weight

8 – 19 oz

Length

14 – 16 in.

Wingspan

22 – 24.4 in.

Incubation

19 – 29 days

Clutch

6 – 14 eggs

IUCN Status

Least Concern

Facts

  • Small dabbling duck
  • The Blue-winged Teal is among the last ducks to migrate northward in spring, and one of the first to migrate southward in fall.

 

Conservation

Least Concern
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