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teal:

see duckduck,
common name for wild and domestic waterfowl of the family Anatidae, which also includes geese and swans. It is hunted and bred for its meat, eggs, and feathers. Strictly speaking, duck refers to the female and drake to the male.
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Teal

 

the common name of about 20 species of small river ducks of the genus Anas. Teals are found everywhere except the polar regions. Many species are migratory.

There are four species in the USSR. The best known are the common, or green-winged, teal (Anas crecca) and the garganey, or garganey teal (A. querquedula). The Baikal teal (A. formosa), which is hunted intensively during its period of migration, is found in Siberia east of the Enisei, while the marbled teal (A. angustirostris) is found only in Middle Asia and Transcaucasia. All teals prefer shallow standing waters. They nest in meadows and forest clearings. The female lays eight or nine eggs, which are incubated for about three weeks.

teal

1. any of various small ducks, such as the Eurasian Anas crecca (common teal) that are related to the mallard and frequent ponds, lakes, and marshes
2. a greenish-blue colour
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We found blue-winged teal to be the species with the highest prevalence, followed by northern shoveler and green-winged teal.
That boost came, in part, from jumps in the mallard take from 721,127 in 2013 to 817,940 last season; the bag of blue-winged and cinnamon teal, from 399,602 in 2013 to 412,079 last year; and in the green-winged teal kill, from 332,482 in 2013 to 342,076 last year.
Yes, it has a green panel in the wing so Green-winged Teal is a good name.
Only mallards, green-winged teal, and shovelers outnumber the gadwall, so they are a very important species to our hunting success.
Green-winged teal and canvasback decoys are offered in six-packs containing three drakes and three hens, while the field mallards can be had in 12-packs of feeders featuring five head positions, or uprights with four head positions.
Inner Marsh Farm RSPB reserve saw a great selection of birds with two smew on the border pool, a drake green-winged teal could also be found, with careful searching, and waders included spotted redshanks, ruff and black tailed godwits.
If you like early-season green-winged teal and wigeon you are in for a treat.
Nestled between a stand of flooded red willow and my golden retriever Squirt's elevated platform, Basswood Lodge owner Dave Forsythe and I watched in amazement as dozens of blue- and green-winged teal strafed our decoys.
Hunters in this region posted increased takes in mallards last season, from 315,897 in 2011 to 325,487; black ducks, from 66,203 to 73,871; green-winged teal, from 112,102 to 124,683; and wood ducks, from 417,596 to 445,354.
Russell loves green-winged teal nearly as much as blues, because not only are they delicious, but "you can shoot green-wings across all types of habitat, though their first love is rice fields and broad shallow waters.
Fortune smiled early on the young huntress when she bagged a green-winged teal and a mallard on her very first hunt.