drake in breeding plumage (Florida, USA; 2007-12-29)

Blue-winged Teal
Anas discors

Native Range: North America

Notes: in all ducks, males are drakes whereas females are called hens; drake in breeding plumage has a distinct white crescent on face; in flight, both sexes show a blue patch on forewing.

drake in breeding plumage (California; 2007-02-11)

drake showing blue forewing patch (California; 2007-02-11)
hen (California; 2006-11-19) drake feeding on algae (California; 2006-11-19)
male in eclipse (nonbreeding) plumage (California; 2006-11-19) hen showing webbed feet (California; 2006-11-19)
pair (California, USA; 2007-02-11) pair, with drake in courting posture (California, USA; 2007-02-11)
two drakes competing for hen's attention (California, USA; 2007-02-11) drake swimming with Green-winged Teal (California, USA; 2007-02-11)