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Blue-winged Teal


This animal can be observed in CuriOdyssey's Garden Aviary.

Latin Name

Anas discors

History at CuriOdyssey

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

Birth Date

Hatched July/August 2014

Fun Facts about Blue-winged teals

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).

What do teals eat?

Diet of blue-winged teals includes seeds, green plants, and aquatic invertebrates. At CuriOdyssey, they are served  waterfowl kibble, chopped greens, and worms.

How long do teals live?

In the Wild, teals have an average lifespan between 10-17 years, up to 23 years has been recorded. In Captivity, they usually live up to 10-17 years, but lifespan up to 23 years has been recorded.

Where do teals live?

Blue-winged teals can be found in 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.

Are Blue-winged teals endangered?

Their wildlife 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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