Photo Credits: Andrea Westmoreland

Photo Credits: Andrea Westmoreland

Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)

STATUS: Native, Migratory, Least Concern

DESCRIPTION: Their wingspan is about 2 ft. and they weigh 8.1-19.2 oz.

HABITAT: Blue-winged Teals live in vegetated wetlands such as calm ponds, lakes, and marshes.

DIET: They feed primarily on seeds, but also eat aquatic invertebrates.

NOTES: Their call sounds like peeps and can get nasal. They are protected on the US Migratory Bird list.