Greater Victoria, Gulf Islands, Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo and Centrial Island, Port Alberni, Tofino, North Island
Excellent eyes to pick out this particular bird, Jody, but this teal looks more like a Green-winged X Eurasian Teal hybrid; due to the white vertical bar below the head on the flank of the bird. The facial pattern is also intermediate between the two sub-species. A great bird nonetheless! :P

Have a great week and good birding!

Hi Logan
Thanks for your comments and interest.
i know it looks like a vertical partial stripe but if you look more closely you will see its a broken piece of dead grass which looks like a remnant vertical stripe.

There are subsequent/different record shots in ebird which confirm there is no vertical striping whatsover

Jody Wells
Last March 2017 i noticed a Eurasian Green Winged Teal (aka Common Teal) at Red Barn / Tod Creek flats

I saw one past 2 days there...

Comparison/Record shots below
as well as a short vid.doc. on my Flickr

Jody Wells

ImageHTT :: Happy Twosday Tuesday by Jody Wells, on Flickr

ImageAlternate Plumage Study by Jody Wells, on Flickr

ImageHTT :: Happy Tuesday Twosday by Jody Wells, on Flickr

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