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Blue-wing or Cinnamon Teal? Reno, NV USA (1 Viewer)


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Hi, I saw 2 birds together at a small lake in south Reno NV on August 19, 2020 and thought they were blue-winged teals because of the markings on the wing but I now realize that Cinnamon Teals also have very similar coloration on their wings. Cinnamon teal are more common at this lake but Blue-wing teals are occasionally found. I would greatly appreciate knowing how to figure out which bird I saw from these photos. Thanks! Kathy


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