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Common Name:Teal, Green-winged
Scientific Name:Anas crecca
Family:Anatidae (Duck,Geese,Swans)
Area:Salemtowne - Salem, Oregon
Date:December 14, 2013

The male can easily be identified by the chestnut head, green ear patch and gold butt. The female is much harder and can be confused with a number of other female ducks.

Row River Nature Park - Cottage Grove, Oregon - - - March 31, 2011

Reference:Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of America by Kaufman / National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America