Common Name: Blue-winged Teal
Scientific Name: Anas discors
Description: 15 -16 inches; small dabbling duck; bill grey to black; legs yellow; iridescent green patch on the back of the wings(speculum); forewing has light blue patch; main plumage mottled brown (spots of black and white); darkish eye line; whitish spot base of the bill. Breeding Male: white crescent between eyes and bill; head purplish-grey; white patch just before the tail.
Habitat: shallow ponds, lakes etc.
Statue: non-breeding Migrant; our most common migrant dabbling duck.
- Birds of Barbados by P.A Buckley, Edward Massiah, Maurice B. Hutt, Francine G. Buckle
- Helm Field Guides- Birds of the West Indies by H. Raffaele, J. Wiley, O. Garrido, A.Keith, J. Raffaele
- National Geographic- Field Guide to the Birds of North America edited by Dunn and Alderfer