Friday, November 5, 2010

Green-winged Teal

The green-winged teal is one of the more interesting looking ducks, in my opinion, and one that I do not see very often. They are a dabbling duck that lives in marshy wetland where they forage under the shallow water for vegetation and seeds. I photographed this lone green-winged teal at the Necedah NWR in central Wisconsin.

13 comments:

Shirley said...

Such beautiful plummage on this duck's head!

Katarina said...

Beautiful!

Kay L. Davies said...

Gotta love a dabbling duck with such an elegantly colored head. Wonderful.
-- Kay

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

what a beauty, I've not seen one before.

Denise said...

A beautiful bird, such pretty coloring.

Snap said...

Beautiful duck. Wonderful shot.

ladyfi said...

What magnificent colours!

http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

nice plummage

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Poetic Shutterbug said...

The coloring is so unique and pretty, Very nice shot.

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

interesting. wonderful shot

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BJ Roan said...

Nice capture!

Míriam Luiza said...

Lindo esse pássaro! Nunca vi um destes.

Smalltown RN said...

Wonderful photo....I got some photos of the male and female Harlequin yesterday...I love observing ducks with the antics and bold colours. Nice blog you have here.