851. Nettion carolinense

851. American Teal.
NETTION CAROLINENSE.
Nettion carolinense (Gmel.), Syst. Nat. i. p. 533 (1778) ; (Audub.), B. Am. Vi. p. 281, pl. 392 ; Salvadori, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxvii. p. 250 ; Ridgway, p. 94 ; Saunders, p. 433 ; (Lilford), vii. p. 96, pl. 38.
Male ad. (N. America). Differs from N. crecca in wanting the striped scapulars and in having a broad whitish crescentic band on each side of the breast, and the vermiculations in the plumage are much finer. The female closely resembles that of N. crecca.
Hab. North America, breeding usually north of the United States, migrating in winter south to the West Indies, Mexico, and Honduras ; Greenland ; of rare occurrence in Europe but has been obtained at least twice in Great Britain.
In habits and nidification it does not differ from N. crecca, and its eggs resemble those of that species, and in size average 1.76 by 1.30.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
851. Nettion carolinense
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
851
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
612
Common name: 
American Teal
M_ID: 
491
M_CN: 
Green-winged Teal
M_SN: 
Anas carolinensis
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
9970

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