Querquedula Americana Variegata: The White-Face Teal.
In bigness this exceeds a common Teal; the Bill black; the Crown
of the Head is black, which extends along the Basis of the Bill
to the Throat, between which and the Eyes it is white; all the Rest
of the Head is purple mixt with green; the Breast and Belly, in
Colour, like that of a common Teal; the upper Part of the Back,
next the Head is brown, curiously waved like the curdling of Water;
the lower part of the Back is covered with long sharp-pointed Feathers
of a light brown Colour. The Wings are colour'd as those of the
Blue-wing Teal. The Tail is brown, and somewhat longer than the
Wings; the Vent Feathers under the Tail are black; the Legs and
Feet yellow. The Female is all over brown. They frequent Ponds and
Fresh-water Rivers in Carolina.