Female Green-winged Teal in Shetland

Published on 10 January 2019 in Main articles

By Roger Riddington

Abstract A female Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis, paired with a drake, was seen and photographed in Shetland in May 2018. This is perhaps the first confirmed record of a female for Britain & Ireland. The identification of this bird, and that of female Green-winged Teal in general, is discussed.

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Female and male Green-winged Teal, Shetland, May 2018. Roger Riddington