Anas carolinensis (JF Gmelin, 1789)
Family: Anseriformes > Anatidae
Very similar to our Teal (and considered a subspecies by some) this is a scarce, but annual, visitor from North America; most records are in autumn/winter and almost all proven ones are male.
Green-winged Teal identification is sometimes difficult.
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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 winter||111|
|% occupied in winter||3.7|
This vagrant has been recorded in several atlases so we have been able to map distribution changes. However, as a rarity these may not show a consistent pattern of change.
|% change in range in winter (1981–84 to 2007–11)||+550%|
Green-winged Teal is a rare vagrant, usually encountered in winter among flocks of Teal.
Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.
Lifecycle and body size information about Green-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: TA | 5-letter code: GRWTE | Euring: 1842|
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