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This female Teal Anas crecca/carolinensis sp/ssp? was photographed at Rye Meads RSPB Reserve, Herts, on 19th January 2008; the pale spot at the base of the bill is enclosed in dark, there is slight dark shadow below the pale bar below the eye, the side of the face has a smooth texture without any streaking, and the upperparts, flanks and chest have a warm suffusion - these are all features that I commonly see in the Green-winged Teals that winter in my adopted Texas, yet seem non-typical for Eurasian Teal: