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Northern Virginia - Green-Winged Teals? (1 Viewer)


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I took this photo today at Lake Fairfax in northern Virginia. The ducks in front are hooded mergansers, but are the ones in back green-wings teals? If so, it's a first for me. (I also got some nice shots of some wood ducks. A good day overall.)


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The males, yes; the female-type presumably also.

I'd say "confidently". It's teal-sized, looks like a teal (e.g. all-black bill with pale feathers at bill base) and it's not a blue-winged teal because it has a white stripe by the tail.

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