green-winged teal

\ˈgrēn-ˌwiŋ(d)- \

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

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Lots of green-winged teal are holding on shallow catfish ponds along the coast. Bink Grimes, Houston Chronicle, "Outdoors report: Jan. 27," 26 Jan. 2018 Guide Harlan Boettcher of Prairie Waterfowl reported an abundance of green-winged teal with fast limits around Eagle Lake. Bink Grimes, Houston Chronicle, "Outdoors report: Dec. 10," 9 Dec. 2017 East Bernard/Eagle Lake - Guide Harlan Boettcher of Prairie Waterfowl reported limits of green-winged teal. Bink Grimes, Houston Chronicle, "Outdoors report: Dec. 29," 28 Dec. 2017

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1791, in the meaning defined above

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