Blue-winged Teal

(Anas discors)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

Blue-winged Teal

NatureServe

N5B, N5N - Secure Breeding and Nonbreeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common migrant and breeder

Habitat

Shallow lake edges, ponds, and wetlands

Size

14 to 16 in length

23 wingspan

 

 

  Photo by Bill Reynolds

Identification

 

 
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Food

 

 
Nesting

 

 
Migration

April to September


Comments

Subspecies
The eastern population has been treated as a subspecies, Spatula discors orphna, but that separation is not been widely accepted. There are currently no recognized supspecies.


Taxonomy

Order:

Anseriformes (ducks, geese, swans, and relatives)

 

Family:

Anatidae (ducks, geese, and swans)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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  Blue-winged Teal (Anatidae: Anas discors) Male and Female
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
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Uploaded on May 13, 2010

Photographed at the Kellys Slough NWR, North Dakota (13 May 2010).

 
     
  Male Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)
Kevin Cavallin
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Apr 17, 2011

I got lucky today and saw a few different species of ducks

 
     
  Blue-winged Teal
Karen Hogan
 
   
 
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Published on Dec 15, 2013

Blue-winged Teal at Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge 3-28-13. Video 5686

 
     
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Uploaded on Nov 15, 2011

Wild Blue-winged Teal (male and female) on a slew in Minnesota. May 2011 Blessings

 
     
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Published on Nov 11, 2013

Blue-winged Teal, drake, filmed at Wellington gravel pits, New workings, Herefordshire, England on Sunday 10th November 2013. Filmed using high magnification.Best viewed using 1080p HD or 720p HD!

 
     

 

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