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Duck seen in central Missouri 18 November

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Agree this is a tough one and, strangely, GWTE or NOPI seem to be the best possibilities.

I don't think it is an immature male Pintail and appears, at least to me, too dark or brown for a female (maybe the lighting or underexposed photo?).

My first impression was Teal - I think the guide books may be misleading about the size of the bill for Green-winged, I've seen some large ones.

I wonder if @Rich Stanton got an impression of overall size.

I defer to the experts, maybe unidentifiable from these photos.


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I did not want to bias the group with all of my impressions, but this bird was smaller than a shoveler and larger than a Green-winged Teal, both of which were in the same patch of flooded timber as this bird. FWIW, I reported it as teal spp., in eBird, and is currently confirmed as such. 

It may not be identifiable to species, but it is late for Blue-winged, and the only records of Cinnamon Teal in my region and season have been unambiguous males.

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