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Taxonomy: Order Anseriformes >> Family Anatidae >> Genus Anas

Blue-winged Teal (Unique ID: 5023)
Blue-winged Teal
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Species: Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)
Location: Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, Stafford County, Kansas, United States
Age: adult     Plumage: alternate/breeding     Activity: foraging/eating
Sex: male     Visibility: full body     Quantity: single
Photographer: David Seibel     Date: March 31, 2011
Equipment: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV and Canon 500mm f/4L IS     Megapixels: 3.1

Notes: A strong "tailwind" provides a rare display of the beautiful, intricately patterned individual feathers on this drake. The wind was so strong that it nearly blew the bird off its feet whenever it stood taller than a crouch in the shallow water.


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