Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca carolinensis) Anatidae, males

Seattle, WA
January 13, 2013
Robert Niese

Teal are dabblers (as opposed to divers), meaning they float on the surface and reach down into the water to grab tasty bits of aquatic plant matter. This makes the ability to identify a duck butts surprisingly useful.

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