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Green-winged Teal

Range:

All of North America

Habitat:

Marshes, ponds, lakes and mud flats. Prefers fresh to salt water.

Characteristics:

Small with green wing patch. Male grey, rusty head, ear patch green. Female is gray-brown. Dabbling, tip up to forage on bottom of shallow ponds. Fly in graceful, tight knit formations at high speed within large flocks, in faultless formation.

Behavior:

Dabbling, tip up to forage on bottom of shallow ponds. Fly in graceful, tight knit formations at high speed within large flocks, in faultless formation.

Reproduction:

Nest is a hollow of grass lined with down and hidden in vegetation near water. 7 - 15 buff colored eggs are laid. Incubation is the responsibilty of the female only and lasts about 24 days.

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The Green-winged teal is the smallest among the
Green-winged Teal
Native Utah Animal
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Range
Class: aves
Genus: Anas
Species: carolinensis
Length: 13 - 16 inches
Average Lifespan: 10
Wild Diet: Insects, seeds and aquatic plants.
Predators: Game bird for hunting by man
USFWS Status: Not Listed
CITES Status: Not Listed


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