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I took the following photos of Green-winged Teals at the refuge a month ago. They are the smallest among dabbling ducks, much smaller than Mallards. They feed by looking for vegetation in shallow water. The ones seen below live in North America. They differ from their Eurasian counterparts by having a white stripe on their breast. The Eurasian Green-winged Teal have that white stripe along their shoulders.

Green-winged Teal, male.

Green-winged Teals, male and female in back.

Green-winged Teals, female and male in back.

Green-winged Teal, male.

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