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green-winged teal

 (grēn′wĭngd′)
n.
A small freshwater duck (Anas crecca) of the Northern Hemisphere, the male of which has gray plumage, a brown and green head, and an iridescent green speculum.
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green′-winged` teal′


n.
a dabbling duck, Anas crecca, of Eurasia and North America, having an iridescent green speculum in the wing.
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Noun1.green-winged teal - common teal of Eurasia and North Americagreen-winged teal - common teal of Eurasia and North America
teal - any of various small short-necked dabbling river ducks of Europe and America
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wwt.org.uk/caerlaverock Our recent star sightings have been the green winged teal and spotted redshank which have provided great views to visitors.
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Wheatears have also been seen at Martin Mere and Marshside, with the green winged teal still mooching around the gutters at the latter site.
Along the coast, misty conditions were uninspiring, but several merlins were hunting at Marshside, where the green winged teal still plays hide and seek in the throngs of wintering wildfowl.
Also at Marshside, a green winged teal from across the Atlantic had paired off with a female common teal and has now left the area - raising a number of pertientn questions about what the progeny will look like - and how much of a separate species the yankee really is.
The drake green winged teal is still on the reserve, though rapidly moulting into eclipse plumage will make it even harder to pick out from its commoner cousins.
THE last time I visited Ynyshir RSPB reserve on the Dyfi Estuary it was almost dark and we just had time to see a drake green winged teal before the light faded completely.