Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis

Green-winged Teals are scarce but regular visitors to the UK from North America. They were formerly regarded as a race of our Teal Anas crecca but now most authorities regard them as a separate species.

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male Green-winged Teal, Strumpshaw Fen (Norfolk, UK), 8th February 2009

 

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Green-winged Teal, Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary (BC, Canada), 8th September 2006

 

Green-winged Teal, Swan Lake, Victoria (BC, Canada), 13th September 2006

 

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male Green-winged Teal, Caerlaverock (Dumfries & Galloway, UK), 28th December 2015

 

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male Green-winged Teal, Hayle Estuary (Cornwall, UK), 1st January 2004

 

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male Green-winged Teal, Cley (Norfolk, UK), 3rd December 2011

 

When identifying out of range Green-winged Teals, care must be taken to eliminate hybirds with Eurasian Teal.