Green Wing Teal??

young green wing3Dear Friends, i think this might be either a young male green wing teal or some kind of hybrid, what do you birders think?  The green speculum is there but no white border around the head green stripe, the back and side feathers are also strange. Seen on Phantom Lake in Crex Meadows on July 1.   til Tomorrow MJ

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About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on July 12, 2015, in Birds, Crex Meadows, Nature, photography and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I keep these birds. This clearly is a Green Wing male starting its eclispe.

  2. looks like a young green-winged teal drake with possible Mallard hybridization.

  3. lovely water bird… can’t help you with ID

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