Blue-winged Teal

Blue-winged Teal
Classification(s) : Prey
Cat Name : Duck
Common Name : Blue-winged Teal
Scientific Name : Anas discors
Other Name(s) :
Physical Description :

The female is light brown with a blue band on its wings. The male has a blue head with a black crown, and underneath the crown is a streak of white. Their legs are yellow. The beak is broad, flat and jet black.

Physical Statistics :

Length: 14 – 16 Inches (36 – 41 Centimeters)
Weight: 8 – 19 Ounces (230 – 545 Grams)
Wingspan: 22 – 25 Inches (56 – 62 Centimeters)

Behavior :

The Blue-winged Teal lives in pools, rivers and lakes. They nest on the ground, leaving their eggs where clever cats might find them. During the day they dabble in the water to collect their food.

Social Organization :

Blue-winged Teals live in groups and migrate south in the winter.

Approval Level : Mod; Blue-winged teal are rare due to a lack of ponds and lakes in the forest.
Kill Difficulty : Moderate;

Blue-winged Teal cannot deliver the solid buffet of larger ducks, but they can still pack a wallop.

Training Level : Specialty - Duck;

Ducks are best hunted from shore using an ambush technique. The blue-winged teal responds to missed attacks with an alarm cry that can clear the forest of prey for the rest of the patrol.

Hunting Tactic : Waterfowl
Food Quality : High; Blue-winged Teals are a large catch that yield rich, nutritious flesh.