Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The green-winged teal, a duck, Querquedula crecea of Europe, or Q. carolinensis of America: so called from the bright glossy-green speculum. The latter species is also locally called American, least green-winged, or red-headed teal, mud-teal, or winter teal.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The common teal (Anas crecca) of Eurasia and North America.
- n. common teal of Eurasia and North America
“Guyette & Schmidt, Inc. A greenwing teal by Domingo Campo Depending on whether you ask dealers or collectors, the decoy market fell between 15% and 50% after that, but it is starting to rebound.”
“Overhead I learned to recognize the distinctive whistling of the wings of greenwing and cinnamon teal.”
“SPRINGING TEAL: A greenwing drake launches into the air, where it makes for a challenging target”
“In the East, mallards are up 18 percent, black ducks by 47, and greenwing teal by 56.”
“The white breast and light underwings-especially on drakes-are a good clue when the birds are overhead or twisting and turning, and these help distinguish between greenwing al and the bluewing variety.”
“Decoy Every breast spot, eye mask, and wing patch is perfect on Greenhead Gear's life-size greenwing teal drake, and the hens are just as detailed. ($23 for four drakes and two hens; 800-333-5119; www. greenheadgear.com)”
“Wood ducks, mallards, and even occasional greenwing teal flock to flooded oak stands to feed.”
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