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Preening Blue-Winged Teal Duck Decoy
The Blue-Winged Teal is a small, handsome duck that is known for its speed and agility in flight. It has an unusual way of feeding; unlike other dabbling ducks, the Bluewing doesn't usually tip up to feed, instead it skims the top surface of water for plant matter and small insects. The Blue-winged Teal is best recognized in the field for its small size and the crescent cheek markings of the male duck. Female Blue-winged Teal are difficult to distinguish from the female Green-wing and Cinnamon Teal.
4,500 signed and numbered editions. Certificate of authenticity.
11"L x 5"
About The Artist: Phil Galatas is a world class carver who has spent countless hours observing and studying waterfowl on the bayous of his native Louisiana. Master Carver, Phil Galatas features preening and action poses. He grew up on the wildlife rich bayous of Louisiana and enjoyed countless hours observing and studying waterfowl on the mashlands. He entered his first carving competition, the Gulf South Championship in 1977 earning a first place blue ribbon on the professional division. Phil received "Best in World" awards at the 1989, 1990, and 2002 Ward World Championships and was invited to the 2002 Sculptor International show in Atlanta. He now serves as a judge at the Ward World Championships. Each of our duck, loon and waterfowl decoys are world class. The traditional poses of the decoys are handcast, handpainted and have realistic accents such as feathering.