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The Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society is the official non-profit support group for National Wildlife Refuges in Eastern North Carolina Information below was released by USFWS and is available on their website at #NCRefuges News
National Wildlife Refuges in North Carolina
Coastal North Carolina National Wildlife Refuge Complex
100 Conservation Way (P. O. Box 1969)
Manteo, NC 27954
252-473-1132 

Contact Bonnie Strawser 252-473-1132 X 230 
or Steve Brumfield X 224
For Immediate Release
January 16, 2020
Photo Release: Compare the Green-winged Teals
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
Photo Credit: Karen Lebing

Caption: For the past couple of weeks, there has been a Eurasian Green-winged Teal near the North Pond photo blind on Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. The Eurasian is rare in the area. Below, are photos of the American Teal (top) and the Eurasian (bottom) for comparison. Note the vertical stripe on the American Teal and the horizontal white stripe on the Eurasian. In the overall duck family, Green-winged Teals are relatively small. They feed mostly on submerged aquatic vegetation.

Visit National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island. Open 7 days a week 9 am-4 pm Mon-Sat & Noon-4 pm Sun. Admission is free. https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Alligator_River/