New posts Search forums. Members. Pairs and small groups of this tiny dabbling duck inhabit shallow ponds and wetlands across much of North America. By Tom Carpenter. The speculum is metallic green below the light blue forewing for which this species is named. Blue-winged, green-winged and cinnamon teal require distinct hunting strategies . Start Your Free Trial to Continue Reading . This small duck is fairly easy to breed and keep in aviaries. The remarkable similarity between female Cinnamon and Blue-winged Teal, and the obvious identification pitfalls, were the first dealt with by Ian Wallace and Malcolm Ogilvie in British Birds in 1977. Hens resemble Cinnamon Teal hens, but lighter. Some generalities apply across teal hunting from east to west and north to south. Hens are mottled brown and generally similar in appearance to the hens of both blue-winged and cinnamon teal. Register. The bill is black; legs and feet are yellow. #1 does show the eye line well and seems "cooler" in color overall. Green wing teal breed throughout Alaska, Canada, and the prairie pothole region of the Great Plains and Upper Midwest. Blue-winged teal, green-winged teal and cinnamon teal are related, but their habits and habitat differ widely. The Blue-winged Teal is mostly all brown, with males having a slate-blue head with a white crescent in front of the eye. Blue-winged Teal are long distance migrants, with some birds heading all the way to South America for the winter. Search titles only. Members; 9 36 posts; Author ; Share; Posted October 5, 2018. Menu. New posts New profile posts Latest activity. Therefore, they take off early on spring and fall migration, leaving their breeding grounds in the United States and Canada well before other species in the fall. Start my Free Trial. Forums. All three of these have a large, pale blue patch on each wing, usually hidden except in flight. However, hens can be readily identified by their emerald-colored speculum feathers. 1 Quote; Link to post Share on other sites. At that time Cinnamon Teal was only considered to be a problem escape and not a potential vagrant. Cinnamon teal are lumped together with blue-winged teal in the harvest reports, but combined, they rank fifth at … Home. What's new. Current visitors New profile posts Search profile posts. North American hunters kill about two million green-winged teal each season, putting them firmly in second place behind mallards as the most common duck in the bag. Breeding . I agree with #1 being a Blue-winged and #2 being a Cinnamon Teal. pdx_bird 9 Posted October 5, 2018. pdx_bird. A teal is not just a teal. Search. Cinnamon teal are always larger-billed than blue-winged. Forums Log in. Blue-winged Teal, along with Cinnamon Teal and Northern Shoveler, is now in the genus Spatula(easy to remember if you think about the shoveler’s bill). They also have a warmer-toned face, whereas blue-winged teal have colder, gray tones and a bolder facial pattern. #2 has a much plainer face, and is "warmer" overall.