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The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
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The tiny green-winged teal is the smallest dabbler duck in North America. It weighs just one half pound! It can be found in the cattail wetlands of Waterfowl Production Areas in western part of the Wetland Management District. In these wetlands the amazing green-wing eats the seeds of grasses, sedges and pond weeds as well as insect larva.
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Last Updated: Dec 22, 2015