Order: Anseriformes | Family: Anatidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male and Female | Loc. El Cascajo, Lima
Age: Adult | Sex: Male non-breeding | Loc. Florida, USA
Age: Adult | Sex: Female|Loc. Florida, USA
Age: Adult s| Sex: Males and Females |Loc. Florida, USA
Status: The Blue-winged Teal is a migratory non-breeding species largely restricted to the coastal lowlands and Amazonia during the months of October through April. Some birds are in nonbreeding plumage and some appear in full breeding plumage. Occasionally found in Andean Lakes.
Name in Spanish: Pato de Ala Azul.
Sub-species: Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors) Linnaeus, 1766.
Meaning of Name: Spatula: L. Spoon, in reference to the shape of its bill. discors: L. different, unlike.
Formerly known as Anas discors (2017).
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 11/09/2014.