Male blue-winged teal, photo by Gareth Rasberry / Wikimedia Commons.

Blue-winged Teal

A fast-flying, small (14 inches long) duck, the blue-winged teal shows the blue shoulder patch for which it is named only when the wings are extended. They fly in tight flocks and seem to be wary as they pass repeatedly over a body of water before landing. However, they are not as skittish as other […]

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