The word "teal" is applied to small ducks, and the Blue-winged Teals are some of the smallest ducks in the southeastern U.S. They have a length of 15-16 inches. Their habitat is freshwater ponds, but they prefer muddy flats. Their diet consists of aquatic plants, insects and mollusks. Their range includes much of North America. These ducks are some of the earliest to migrate south in the fall and latest to migrate north in the spring. They will travel very long distances. Some will migrate from Canada into South America.
Exhibit: Cypress Creek Aviary