There are two races of green-winged teal on the planet, the North American race and the Eurasian race. There are some obvious differences that make identification of the males of both fairly easy, so birders on both continents will sort through teal flocks searching for the odd cousin from across the pond. I’m not sure how common the American race turns up in Europe but it is pretty rare to find a Eurasian individual in with our ducks. Usually they occur along the East coast.
There are two races of green-winged teal on the planet, the North American race and the Eurasian race. There are some obvious differences that make identification of the males of both fairly easy, so birders on both continents will sort through teal flocks searching for the odd cousin from across the pond. I’m not sure how common the American race turns up in Europe but it is pretty rare to find a Eurasian individual in with our ducks. Usually they occur along the East coast. Jeff Lewis
There are two races of green-winged teal on the planet, the North American race and the Eurasian race. There are some obvious differences that make identification of the males of both fairly easy, so birders on both continents will sort through teal flocks searching for the odd cousin from across the pond. I’m not sure how common the American race turns up in Europe but it is pretty rare to find a Eurasian individual in with our ducks. Usually they occur along the East coast. Jeff Lewis