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Blue-winged teal        Images © Mark A. Chappell

Male blue-winged teal are easily identified by their blue-gray face with a bright white half-moon in front of the eye.  As with most ducks, the female is a camouflaged brown, since she has to be inconspicuous while incubating her eggs.   These teal were photographed at the Salton Seal in California.   More images of this species are here.

  • Canon 7D2; 800 mm lens (2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2016, 2020)