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Tucson, AZ 2010
This small duck occurs in many habitats south of the tundra; it nests on shallow lakes in prairies, farmland, and grasslands, and winters on lakes, rice fields, and other wetlands. Like other teal, Blue-winged feeds mostly on seeds of aquatic vegetation.
Females and eclipsed males are Cinnamon Teals. Males always dark-eyed (compared to cinnamon teal), white facial crescent and flank patch.
VOICE Varied: a piping keep, like Long-billed Dowitcher (from female); a weak single quack, sometimes in descending “snickering” series (mostly from female); scratchy yelps; frog like barks; a shoveler-like thk.