Species: (Common) Green-winged Teal    Anas crecca crecca
Date of Sighting: 17 January 2012 to 17 January 2012
County : BUCKS      Location : NEWTOWN TWP
Observer(s):   Mark Gallagher, August Mirabella
Date of Submission: 2012
Submitted by:   Mark Gallagher, August Mirabella
Written Description: Yes    Photo: Yes    Specimen: No    Recording: No

Some ID resources:

Distinguishing Green-winged and Common Teal – David Sibley

 

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119a-01-2012 Green-winged Teal (Eurasian)
First Round Votes

7/27/2012 15:03 Ramsay Koury Class I Diagnostic Photograph

7/27/2012 21:07 Drew Weber Class I Diagnostic Photograph
The lower scapulars form a white line, and it lacks the vertical white line along the side of the breast that would be found in American Green-winged Teal. Both of these factors identify it as a Common Teal Anas crecca crecca.

7/28/2012 10:38 Ben Coulter Class I Diagnostic Photograph

7/28/2012 19:44 Mike Fialkovich Class I Diagnostic Photograph

7/31/2012 1:48 Dave DeReamus Class I Diagnostic Photograph

8/2/2012 10:27 Mike Lanzone Class IV-A – record is probably correct, but not beyond reasonable doubt.
I question the origin of this bird. It is very suspect to have this bird present with another hybrid bird. If we question origin I assume we should not vote to accept record, but I would be open to a discussion in Round 2.

8/6/2012 22:42 Devich Farbotnik Class I Diagnostic Photograph

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