Male - The male Blue-winged Teal has a grey-blue head with a large white facial cresent in front of the eye, black beak, the breast, abdomen, and flanks are reddish with fine black markings, a black tail, light blue upper wing coverts, green speculum, whitish underwing, and yellow legs and feet.
Female - The female is mottled brown with a whitish area around the beak, a dark crown, and a dark stripe through the eye.
Eclipse - The male in eclipse plumage is very similar to the female but has a darker head and may have a faint outline of a facial crescent. The eclipse male also retains its wing pattern.
Notes: - The Blue-winged Teal is a small dabbling duck and is very common throughout North America.
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