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 Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera)




Cinnamon Teal | Anas cyanoptera photo
Cinnamon Teal, Birding Center, Port Aransas, Texas

Photograph by Alan And Elaine Wilson. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

CINNAMON TEAL FACTS

Description
In the breeding season, the male Cinnamon Teal has bright cinnamon head and body. The rump and tail are dark. There is a light blue patch on the upper wing, The eyes are red. Outside the breeding season the male is gray rusty-brown with small white mark at base of the bill. Females are similar to non-breeding males with gray brown body and dark bill with white area at base. Juveniles are similar to the adult female.

Size
36cm - 43cm

Environment
freshwater wetlands, marshes, reservoirs, slow moving streams, ponds.

Food
seeds, aquatic plants, insects, snails, aquatic invertebrates

Breeding
The nest is a scrape in the ground, near water lined with grass and down. Lays four to eight creamy white eggs.

Range
The Cinnamon Teal breeds in southern Canada, western United States, Mexico, South America. Winters in southern Texas and California, Mexico, Central America, South America.

Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Anseriformes
Family:Anatidae
Genus:Anas
Species:cyanoptera
Common Name:Cinnamon Teal


Relatives in same Genus
  Northern Pintail (A. acuta)
  American Wigeon (A. americana)
  Northern Shoveler (A. clypeata)
  Green-winged Teal (A. crecca)
  Blue-winged Teal (A. discors)
  Eurasian Wigeon (A. penelope)
  Mallard (A. platyrhynchos)
  Gadwall (A. strepera)