Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Wildlife Photos: Teal (Anas crecca) in Okinawa

These little ducks had me stumped, for awhile, today.

They were spotted in Tomigusuku, the southern part of Okinawa, Japan.

We don't see many red-headed ducks around here.

That led me to spend a few hours trying to identify the birds.

The duck with the red head and green mask is the male. 

They get those bright colors during mating season. 

The plain Jane-looking bird is the female.

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