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Blue-winged Teal


This animal is not on exhibit in the habitats. It is one of our Animal Ambassadors and is used in public and school programs.

Latin Name

Anas discors


All three ducks were captive hatched at Akron Zoo and donated to CuriOdyssey in October 2014.

Fun Facts

The Blue-winged Teal is a gregarious bird, associated in flocks, often with other species of waterfowl. They are named blue-winged because there is a patch of blue on the forewings of both sexes. In flight, the Blue-winged Teal is swift, reaching speeds of up to 72 km/h (45 mph).

Birth Date

Hatched July/August 2014

Diet in the Wild

Seeds, green plants, aquatic invertebrates

Diet at the Museum

Waterfowl kibble, chopped greens, worms

Life Span

In the Wild: average between 10-17 years, up to 23 years has been recorded
In Captivity: 10-17 years, up to 23 years has been recorded


Marshes, wetlands near lakes and ponds


During summer they are found throughout southern Canada/Alaska and the continental U.S.; during winter they migrate to the southern U.S., Mexico, and tropical South America.

Conservation Status

Conservation status is “least concern.” The Blue-winged Teal is the second most abundant duck in North America, behind the Mallard. They are protected under the Migratory Bird Act, and there are bag limits set (for hunters) in order to keep the populations healthy.

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Your contribution helps provide my food, toys, and medical care. I’ll stay at the museum, and you’ll get a photo of me and a certificate as reminders of your generosity. Check out our adoption section and see all of our adoption levels.


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