blue-winged teal

noun
\ˈblü-ˌwiŋ(d)- \

Definition of blue-winged teal 

: a North American dabbling duck (Anas discors) with a blue patch on each wing and in the male a white crescent on each cheek

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Birds noted on South Monomoy Island included 2 blue-winged teal, 3 Northern shovelers, 14 Northern pintails, a glaucous gull, 5 American oystercatchers, and a snowy owl. BostonGlobe.com, "Bird sightings on Cape Cod," 30 Apr. 2018 And at 45,130 birds, blue-winged teal were down 47% from 2017 and 58% below the long-term mean. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: As habitat dwindles, duck numbers deserve a close watch," 4 July 2018 Birds at Mill Pond in Barnstable included 3 blue-winged teal, a Northern pintail, 5 American wigeon, 18 ring-necked ducks, and a bald eagle. BostonGlobe.com, "Bird sightings on Cape Cod," 12 Mar. 2018 Guide Ray Sexton reported limits of blue-winged teal and gadwalls. Bink Grimes, Houston Chronicle, "Outdoors report: Jan. 11," 10 Jan. 2018 It was followed in the next 20 minutes by lone mallards and blue-winged teal. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Sultry weather, moderate duck flights mark Wisconsin's north zone opener," 30 Sep. 2017 For opening day, our six-member camp took 14 ducks, including seven woodies, five mallards, one blue-winged teal and one hooded merganser. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Sultry weather, moderate duck flights mark Wisconsin's north zone opener," 30 Sep. 2017 Third place was awarded to Christine Clayton, 23, of Sidney, Ohio for a painting of blue-winged teal. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Hautman wins 2017 Federal Duck Stamp Contest," 16 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of blue-winged teal

circa 1733, in the meaning defined above

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