green-winged teal

noun
\ ˈgrēn-ˌwiŋ(d)- How to pronounce green-winged teal (audio) \

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 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 Some interesting waterfowl recorded at South Monomoy Island included 10 gadwalls, four blue-winged teal, two Northern shovelers, three green-winged teal, and two ruddy ducks, as well as a sora, a common gallinule, and two American coots. BostonGlobe.com, 19 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 May 2020 Based on its bones, the Wonderchicken was likely a small, ground-dwelling bird — about the size of a male green-winged teal. Cara Giaimo, New York Times, 18 Mar. 2020 Observers spotted 80 Northern pintails and 300 green-winged teals. BostonGlobe.com, 3 Nov. 2019 Some of these visitors will include green-winged teal, the colorful wood duck, Western and Clark’s grebes, some species of sandpiper and loons. Ernie Cowan, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Sep. 2019 Lots of green-winged teal are holding on shallow catfish ponds along the coast. Bink Grimes, Houston Chronicle, 26 Jan. 2018

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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 25 Jul. 2021.

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