[CT Birds] Portland Teal question/photos

kmueller at ntplx.net kmueller at ntplx.net
Thu Mar 28 19:01:53 EDT 2013

Hi Dan,

Just to confirm, there were two drake Eurasian Teal, (and probably a  
hen as well) there on Tuesday when I was there. I haven't edited my  
images yet, but I do have some images with the two drakes in the same  
picture. One of the drakes is a full plumage Eurasian, and the second  
is not in complete full plumage....the white lateral scapular stripe  
is diffused and incomplete. But there is no white shoulder covert  
stripe visible. This is the one that is probably being thought of as  
an intergrade. Russ Smiley has also taken images showing both birds as  

I am almost positive that I spotted (at least) one hen Eurasian Teal  
with the usual field marks: stouter and brighter colored bill, lighter  
lores, brighter supracillium, larger green speculum area, etc. However  
the images I took were not great so I couldn't positively ID it. I use  
to have quite a few of these when I had my aviary.

Keith Mueller

Quoting Dan Rottino <rottino at hotmail.com>:

> In light of the doubt just now cast on the Eurasian Green-winged  
> Teal, can anyone who took photos please post/share them?  Thank You,
> Dan
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