By its small size alone, this smallest of dabbling ducks, stands out amongst other ducks. Above is a male Green-winged Teal standing between two Black Ducks. An American Black Duck averages 23" in length while a Green-winged Teal measures 14".
Also very distinctive of this species is the male's rufous coloured head with its green crescent shaped, colour swatch which reminds me somewhat of the green crescent pattern on the head of a adult breeding, male, American Wigeon.
During recent days we have been experienc -ing flooding in our area and this flooded field has been a location where I find a pair of Green-winged Teal each day. In this photo above the natural river bed is beyond the tree line in the