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Blue-winged Teal

Spatula discors Linnaeus, 1766

Related taxa:
Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors Hal Mitchell 2016-03-29 Lake Cormorant, DeSoto County, Mississippi, DeSoto (United States) (60 m) call -

Foraging in flooded grassy area with a number of shorebirds.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

309454
xeno-canto.org
Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors Paul Marvin 2014-02-26 south Shiloh Marsh area, Merritt Island NWR, Florida, Brevard (United States) (0 m) female, flight call, male -

six in flight from marsh, I think only one female

I didn't see which birds called in the flock but I presume female quacks, and fainter male clucks and high-pitched calls

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

173312
xeno-canto.org
Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors Andrew Spencer 2012-06-08 Burke County prairie potholes, North Dakota, Burke (United States) (750 m) call -

natural vocalization; calls from two males and a female all fighting on a small pothole. One of the males and the female seemed to be a pair, and the second male would encroach on to their part of the pothole, inducing long bouts of vigorous calling. The males are giving the high-pitched, weezy calls, and the female the lower-pitched, more quack-like ones.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

110080
xeno-canto.org
Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors J.R. Rigby 2016-03-25 Batesville, Panola County, Mississippi, Panola (United States) (50 m) call -

Natural sound. Approximately 50 individuals flushed from a partially flooded field near the road. ~40m from the microphone.

Habitat

Flat agricultural fields in Mississippi alluvial plain. Most fields wet with standing water and some flooded with a few inches of water.

Editing

Edited in Adobe Audition. Butterworth high-pass filter, order 3, cutoff frequency 100 Hz

Equipment

Fostex FR-2 digital recorder with Sennheiser microphone and Telinga pro 22' parabolic reflector.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

308712
xeno-canto.org
Blue-winged Teal - Spatula discors Fernando Castro 2019-04-28 Ecoparque Sabana, Cundinamarca (Colombia) (2600 m) female, song -

En época de reproducción

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

501464
xeno-canto.org
Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors John V. Moore 2003-11-00 Guayas: Salinas, Guayas & Santa Elena (Ecuador) (10 m) take-off and flight calls -

Moore et al. 2013: Bird Sounds of Ecuador DVD 4 pairs

playback-used:no

257286
xeno-canto.org
Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors Chris Harrison 2010-11-27 Leona Turnbull Birding Center, Port Aransas, Nueces, Texas, Nueces (United States) (0 m) call -

Quacking calls.

High pass filtering to remove some anthropogenic noise at 300K

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

123343
xeno-canto.org
Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors Andrew Spencer 25/05/2007 Sedgwick County, Colorado, Sedgwick (United States) (? m) calls (A) -   13589
xeno-canto.org
Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors Paul Marvin 2014-03-23 Orlando Wetlands, Christmas, Orange County, Florida, Orange (United States) (0 m) call, female -

from marsh

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

173322
xeno-canto.org
Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors Matt Wistrand 2016-04-17 Orland Grassland, Cook County, Illinois, Cook (United States) (220 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

312710
xeno-canto.org
Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors Andrew Spencer 2012-06-08 Burke County prairie potholes, North Dakota, Burke (United States) (750 m) call -

natural vocalization; calls from two males and a female all fighting on a small pothole. One of the males and the female seemed to be a pair, and the second male would encroach on to their part of the pothole, inducing long bouts of vigorous calling.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

110078
xeno-canto.org
Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors Paul Marvin 2017-04-05 Viera Wetlands, Florida, Brevard (United States) (10 m) call, female -

female type call from flock of over 1/2 dozen, male calls in background

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

363099
xeno-canto.org
Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors Peter Boesman 1999-04-01 Sequoyah NWR, OK, Sequoyah (United States) call -

ID certainty 100%. (Archiv. tape 74 side A track 1 seq. C)

218546
xeno-canto.org
Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors Jonathon Jongsma 2014-05-25 Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve, Dakota, Minnesota, Scott (United States) (300 m) call -

One of a pair calling from marsh in prairie, presumably female.

Recorded with parabolic reflector and Sony PCM-M10.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

179673
xeno-canto.org
Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors Paul Marvin 2014-02-26 south Shiloh Marsh area, Merritt Island NWR, Florida, Brevard (United States) (0 m) call, female, flight call, male -

dozens of BW Teals present in marsh, I didn't see the exact birds that were calling

presumed female quacks at takeoff at beginning of recording, presumed male clucks and faint high-pitched calls from marsh, presumed female quacks from marsh later in recording

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

173319
xeno-canto.org
Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors Paul Marvin 2014-03-23 Orlando Wetlands, Christmas, Orange County, Florida, Orange (United States) (0 m) female, flight call -

flight from marsh

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

173315
xeno-canto.org
Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors Ian Cruickshank 2013-07-09 3 km south of Fishing Lake, Saskatchewan, Wynyard (Canada) (550 m) call, female -

Calls from adult female given while leading 9 very recently fledged young. Recorded on iPhone using external mic.

157459
xeno-canto.org
Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors Paul Marvin 2014-03-23 Orlando Wetlands, Christmas, Orange County, Florida, Orange (United States) (0 m) call, female -

female quacks, with dozen noisy BB Whistling Ducks in marsh

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

173321
xeno-canto.org
Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors Martin St-Michel 2014-05-31 Baie-du-Febvre, Nicolet-Yamaska, Québec, Centre Bois-Francs: Nicolet-Yamaska (Canada) (10 m) flight call, male -

Habitat: marsh, young deciduous forest, bushes.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

191488
xeno-canto.org
Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors Richard E. Webster 2014-06-04 Crow Valley Campground, Pawnee Grasslands, CO, Weld (United States) (1500 m) interaction calls -

several pairs interacting on the water; not sure of social context (courtship?)

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

184981
xeno-canto.org
Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors Pamela C. Rasmussen 11 May 2012 USA: North Dakota; Renville Co.; pond near Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge (48.566, -101.606) , United States (United States) (500 m) calls - quality: good 14671
avocet.zoology.msu.edu
Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors Jonathon Jongsma 2012-05-06 Powderhorn Park, Minneapolis, MN, Hennepin (United States) (250 m) male call (B) - soft 'peeping' from a group of 5 birds that were uncomfortable with my presence and were slowly swimming away. 101288
xeno-canto.org
Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors Richard E. Webster 2014-06-04 Crow Valley Campground, Pawnee Grasslands, CO, Weld (United States) (1500 m) interaction calls -

several pairs interacting on the water; not sure of social context (courtship?); same individuals as in a subsequent recording

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

184982
xeno-canto.org
Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors Andrew Spencer 2012-06-08 Burke County prairie potholes, North Dakota, Burke (United States) (750 m) call -

natural vocalization; calls from a single male near the edge of a large prarie pothole.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

110081
xeno-canto.org
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