Spatula discors (Linnaeus, 1766)
Family: Anseriformes > Anatidae
Distinctive with a large pale blue wing patch, Blue-winged Teal is a regular autumn (August–November) visitor from North America, with a small number of individuals recorded each year
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Status and Trends
Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.
This species is a rare vagrant and was recorded during Bird Atlas 2007–11 as shown on the map.
Occupied 10-km squares in UK
|No. occupied in breeding season||2|
|% occupied in breeding season||0.07|
|No. occupied in winter||2|
|% occupied in winter||0.07|
This vagrant is too rarely reported to map distribution change.
Blue-winged Teal is a rare vagrant, recorded sporadically throughout the year.
Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.
Lifecycle and body size information about Blue-winged Teal, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.
Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.
|Field Codes||2-letter: TB | 5-letter code: BLWTE | Euring: 1920|
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