Green-winged Teal

(Anas crecca)

Conservation Status
Green-winged Teal
Photo by Elizabeth Daughton
  IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

     
  NatureServe

N5B, N5N - Secure Breeding and Nonbreeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
 
Description
 
 

This is the smallest dabbling duck in North America.

 
     
 

Size

 
 

12 to 16 in length

23 wingspan

 
     
 

Voice

 
 

 

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Shallow lakes, wetlands, rivers

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Migration

 
 

Early March to mid-May and late August to early December

 
     
 

Nesting

 
 

 

 
     
 

Food

 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Occurrence

 
 

Common migrant, rare breeder

 
         
 

Maps

 
 

The Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union All Seasons Species Occurrence Map

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Class Aves (birds)  
 

Order

Anseriformes (ducks, geese, swans, and relatives)  
 

Family

Anatidae (ducks, geese, and swans)  
  Subfamily Anatinae (dabbling ducks)  
 

Genus

Anas (mallards, pintails, and allies)  
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
 

American Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca carolinensis)

Aleutian Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca nimin)

Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca crecca)

 
       
 

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Spring Arrivals

They eventually all flew off together.

  Green-winged Teal  
       
Elizabeth Daughton
       

green-winged teal, Bredesen Park, Edina, April 8

  Green-winged Teal    
       
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  Green-winged Teal    
       
       
       

 

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  Green-winged Teal
Allen Chartier
 
  Green-winged Teal  
     
  Green-winged Teal
Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren
 
  Green-winged Teal  
     
  American Green-winged Teal
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  American Green-winged Teal  

 

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Other Videos
 
  Green-Winged Teal - Cerceta comun
manolodorecho
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Dec 27, 2006

Green-Winged Teal, Palo Alto Baylands, California

   
       
  Green Winged Teal
Stoozik
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Mar 14, 2007

Yvonne's Buddy

   
       
  NY Botanical Garden: Green-winged teal
NATURECAMHD
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Apr 11, 2010

A male green-winged teal on the banks of the Bronx River at the New York Botanical Garden.

   
       
  Green-winged Teal
Wayne Wolfersberger
 
   
 
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Published on Mar 15, 2013

Green-winged Teal Ducks feeding, preening and mating in the spring as they fly north for nesting. Video filmed in northern Virginia at Huntley Meadows Park, a wetlands in Fairfax County. Includes map distribution and educational commentary.

   
       
  Drake Green-winged Teal
WWTCaerlaverock
 
   
 
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Published on Mar 19, 2013

A drake Green-winged Teal on the Folly Pond. Video by Reserve Warden Mike Youdale

   
       

 

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Dan W. Andree
5/3/2018

Location: rural Norman Co. Mn

They eventually all flew off together.

Green Heron


Elizabeth Daughton
8/8/2017

Location: Bredesen Park, Edina

Green Heron


     
     
 
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