Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) - HBW 1, p. 612
French: Sarcelle soucrourou
Spanish: Cerceta Aliazul
Other common names: Bluewing
Taxonomy: Anas discors Linnaeus, 1766, North America = Carolina ex Catesby.
Sometimes placed in genus Spatula. E population has been assigned separate subspecies, orphna, but doubtfully valid. Monotypic.
Distribution: North America, from S Alaska to Newfoundland, and S to C USA.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 19 videos
A female swimming and foraging, Locality Playa de Lago, Lugo, Galicia, Spain (Monotypic species)
Javier Ortas 19 November 2007 5 years ago 35 sec 4.6
A male revealing his wing feather colors as he preens. Locality Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Robert Schaefer 1 April 2012 16 weeks ago 28 sec 4.5
Several birds in eclipsed plumage, resting and preening on the shore Locality Rio Lagartos, Yucatán State, Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico (Southern) (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 29 September 2006 6 years ago 39 sec 4.5
A male swimming and pecking the water's surface Locality Wigeon House, Dunkirk, Nottinghamshire, England, Great Britain (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 29 October 2005 7 years ago 24 sec 4.5
A male and a female swimming Locality Wigeon House, Dunkirk, Nottinghamshire, England, Great Britain (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 29 October 2005 8 years ago 29 sec 4.4
Male in eclipse plumage. Apparently an hybrid Shoveler X Blue-Winged Teal Locality Plaine du Forez, Loire, Rhône-Alpes, France
forezbirder 6 October 2012 37 weeks ago 1 min 42 sec 4.3
PhotosSee all 35 photos
A male sitting idly on a small pond
Locality Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary, Arcata, Humboldt County, California, USA (United States)
AndrewSmith 16 February 2012 21 weeks ago 4.4
Blue-winged Teal on breeding grounds in a wetland near Stanley, North Dakota.
Locality Stanley, Mountrail County, North Dakota, USA (United States)
Mike Ross 10 May 2012 1 year ago 4.3
Blue-winged teal feeding in snow-melt water.
Locality Cherry Creek State Park, Arapahoe County, Colorado, USA (United States)
Mike Ross 10 April 2009 4 years ago 4.3
Locality Polder Nieuw-Lekkerland, South Holland Province, Netherlands
Norbert Uhlhaas 25 March 2008 4 years ago 4.2
Male and Female swimming in pond.
Locality Brazos Bend State Park, Fort Bend County, Texas, USA (United States)
Antonio Salvadori 22 February 2009 10 weeks ago 4
Male feeding on duckweed
Locality Magnolia Plantation, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA (United States)
Ian Barker 9 March 2013 33 weeks ago 4