Greater Victoria, Gulf Islands, Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo and Centrial Island, Port Alberni, Tofino, North Island
#75301
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!

Logan
#75304
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

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S28485980
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S28624943

Cheers
Jody Wells
https://www.flickr.com/photos/134270033@N06/
#87216
Howdy..
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...
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42754284
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42742283


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

Cheers
Jody Wells
https://www.flickr.com/photos/134270033@N06/



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