Blue-winged Teal

Anas discors
Blue-winged Teal specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Common summer resident and migrant. Arrives in early March, nests from mid-April to early August, leaves by mid-November. Found in tidal and inland ponds and in marshes. Only the male has the white crescent on the face.

Specimen Information

The male is on the left.
Date: April 1862
Collected By: C Drexler
Locality: Washington, DC
Sex: Male
Catalog ID: 25902
 
The bird on the right is a female.
Date: September 10, 1937
Collected By: EM Hasbrouck
Locality: near Marlborough, MD
Sex: Female
Catalog ID: 351738