Still not accepted by all authorities as a separate species
from Eurasian Teal, it has a number of consistent plumage differences, chief among which is the vertical white
stripe on the lower breast. Probably the most abundant duck in North America, it breeds from Alaska to
Newfoundland and as far south as Northern Colorado, being absent from Arctic regions. Wintering to the south in
all states plus Mexico, it is a not uncommon vagrant to the UK. The right hand shot is a bird in Cornwall
together with a Eurasian Teal.
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