greenwinged teal (Anas crecca)
CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.
Length: 10.5 inches Wingspan: 24 inches
Very small, short-necked, and small-billed dabbling duck
Juvenile similar to adult female
Adult male alternate:
Alternate plumage worn from fall through early summer
Rich rust-colored head
Iridescent green face patch sweeping through eye and tapering to the back of head
Buff chest with dark spotting
Gray flanks and back
Vertical white line at fore part of flanks
Horizontal black line above flanks
Buff outer undertail coverts bordered by black
Black central undertail coverts
Adult male basic:
Similar to adult female, but with duller face pattern
Dark gray bill
Pale brown head and neck
Dark brown cap and eye line
Dark brown back and upperwing coverts scalloped with buff
White breast spotted with brown
Adult male unmistakable in winter. Females, immature and eclipse
males similar to most female ducks, but are very small, short-billed,
and have a distinctive wing pattern that is sometimes visible at rest.
Migration Status: N/A
Breeding Habitat: Wetland-open water
Nest Location: N/A
Nest Type: N/A
Clutch Size: 6-18
Length of Incubation: 21-23 days
Days to Fledge: 34
Number of Broods: 1
Diet: Almost exclusively seeds, green plant matter; lesser quantities of
SKY MEADOWS DISTRIBUTION/SEASONAL OCCURRENCE
Relative abundance and seasonal occurrence are indicated in red below.
C - Common: Likely to be present in good numbers in appropriate habitat and season.
U - Uncommon: May be present in appropriate habitat and season, often in low
O - Occassional: Found in appropriate habitat perhaps only a few times per season,
sometimes low numbers.
R - Rare: May not be recorded every year.
Acc - Accidental: Recorded once or twice, may not be expected again for a long time.
Sp - Spring: March, April, May R
Su - Summer: June, July, August
Fall: September, October, November R
Winter: December, January, February
Crooked Run Valley