Friday, March 28, 2014

Green-winged Teal

The Green-winged Teal (Scientific name - Anas crecca) is a small dabbling duck found throughout North America. It breeds in Canada and Alaska and winters in the southern Caribbean and Mexico.  It is a beautiful duck with the male having a distinctive rufous coloured head with a dark green ear patch. Photos were taken in March 2014 at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Delta, B.C. and at Blackie Spit, Crescent Beach, Surrey, B.C.



  1. Oh thank you. You not only showed me pretty duck pictures, you got me to go read about dabbling or puddle ducks who are distinguished by:
    feeding off the surface or in shallow water rather than diving down several feet,
    and by having smaller feet ( therefore less power and propulsion in the water, and they have ability to fly right up from water rather than having to gain momentum as the diving ducks do by running on their big strong feet across the water to get up speed for lift off. And now, having written down these distinctions after reading them, I might even remember this!

    1. Glad you enjoyed the pictures and that it encouraged you to find out more, Cheers, Neal