Wildlife - Species
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Species Specific Regulations
Licenses: Hunting License required. Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Federal Duck Stamp) that is validated by the hunter signing the stamp in ink across the face of the stamp
Limits: Please see Migratory Bird Regulations for any game zones restrictions or Limitations.
Their small size and twisting, turning flight gives the illusion of great speed. The pale blue forewing patch is the best field mark of a Blue-Winged Teal, as drakes are usually in eclipse until January or longer. The hens look alike
and the habits of both Blue-Winged and Cinnamon Teal are similar.
Blue-Winged Teal have an average length of 16 inches and an average weight of 15 ounces.
The small, compact flocks commonly fly low over the marshes, and often take the hunter by surprise. These teal are among the first ducks to migrate each fall, and one of the last in the spring.
Typical Flock Pattern
Drakes have a whistling peep, and hens utter a low quack. They are more
vocal than most ducks—their high-pitched peeping and nasal quacking is commonly heard in spring and to a lesser extent in fall.
Publications and Literature
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Federal Duck Stamp Office Presents: North American Waterfowl
585 Donnelley Drive
Green Pond, SC 29446