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Blue Winged Teal and Shoveler? 9/18/2023. Craven County, North Carolina (1 Viewer)


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I’m thinking these are Blue Winged Teal. But then the last photo could be a Northern Shoveler?? Maybe.


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All teals. Shovelers have a wider bill, though it's surprisingly easy to lose one's confidence in judging this. Also, female shovelers have an orange bill, and male shovelers have different plumage. Also also, shovelers are bigger than teals.

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