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Alphabet Birds ~ Blue Winged Teal

Another post for my Alphabet Birds series.

Blue-Winged Teal

I have never seen this bird (duck) in my area. Very cool to learn about new birds.

Blue-winged teal are the second smallest duck in North America and are highly distinctive during flight due to their bright blue wing patch. 

These long distance migrants breed as far north as Alaska and throughout Canada, primarily nesting in the prairies of the central U.S. and Canada. 

Blue-winged teal are not able to endure the cold weather and are some of the first to migrate south in the fall and the last to head back north in the spring. 

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Written by Carol DM

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