green-winged teal

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Definition of green-winged teal

: a small Holarctic dabbling duck (Anas crecca) the male of which has a chestnut head with a green eye patch and a metallic green area on the wing speculum

Examples of green-winged teal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Birds at Bell’s Neck Conservation Area in Harwich included 40 green-winged teal, 2 Wilson’s snipe, 2 lesser yellowlegs, 16 greater yellowlegs, 4 bald eagles, and 5 osprey. BostonGlobe.com, 30 Mar. 2022 Examples of birds to look for at the preserve: A variety of ducks including northern shoveler, green-winged teal and mallard. Shanti Lerner, The Arizona Republic, 30 June 2022 Hampshire County: Observers spotted a gadwall in Ware, five green-winged teal in Hatfield, and a Barrow’s goldeneye on the south side of the Holyoke Dam. BostonGlobe.com, 29 Jan. 2022 Or soak up quiet of a cool July evening paddling on a Southcentral Alaska lake, watching a green-winged teal paddle with her chicks in tow. Mike Campbell, Anchorage Daily News, 28 June 2021 Or soak up quiet of a cool July evening paddling on a Southcentral Alaska lake, watching a green-winged teal paddle with her chicks in tow. Mike Campbell, Anchorage Daily News, 28 June 2021 Or soak up quiet of a cool July evening paddling on a Southcentral Alaska lake, watching a green-winged teal paddle with her chicks in tow. Mike Campbell, Anchorage Daily News, 28 June 2021 Or soak up quiet of a cool July evening paddling on a Southcentral Alaska lake, watching a green-winged teal paddle with her chicks in tow. Mike Campbell, Anchorage Daily News, 28 June 2021 Or soak up quiet of a cool July evening paddling on a Southcentral Alaska lake, watching a green-winged teal paddle with her chicks in tow. Mike Campbell, Anchorage Daily News, 28 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of green-winged teal

1791, in the meaning defined above

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“Green-winged teal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/green-winged%20teal. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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