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Teal, Green-winged bird pictures


Teal, Green-winged bird picturesGREEN-WINGED TEAL
139. Nettion carolinense. 14 inches.

These are the smallest of the Duck family, and are eagerly sought for by sportsmen, both for their beauty and the excellence of their flesh.

The male may be easily identified by the reddish brown head and neck, with the large green patch behind each ear.

Nest. - On the ground under the shelter of tall grasses, it
is made of weeds and grass and lined with feathers. 5 to 9 buffy eggs are laid (1.85 x 1.25).

Breeds abundantly in California and Oregon.