Cinnamon Teal

The Cinnamon Teal is a small, reddish dabbling duck found in marshes and ponds of western North and South America.

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The Cinnamon Teal is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera) is a small, reddish dabbling duck found in marshes and ponds of western North and South America. Female Anas cyanoptera septentrionalium Female (front) and male The adult male has a cinnamon-red head and body with a brown back, a red eye and a dark bill. More

Description: Male cinnamon teal have a cinnamon-red head, neck, breast and belly. They have an iridescent green speculum, which is separated from a bluish shoulder patch by a white stripe. The back, rump, uppertail coverts and tail are a dull brown and the undertail coverts are black. They have a distinctive red eye, a black bill and yellow legs and feet. The male gives a thin whistled "peep" or "peer." Female cinnamon teal are often confused with female blue-winged teal. More

A small brightly colored duck, the Cinnamon Teal is found in ponds throughout the American West. More

Cinnamon TealCinnamon teal usually travel in groups of only three to five. During migration, flocks of up to thirty will often mix with other ducks. The cinnamon teal is not as heavily harvested in the United States or Canada as many of the North American ducks. This is probably due to its limited range and early fall migration. Identification The dramatic breeding plumage of the drake cinnamon teal is hard to miss. More

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Cinnamon Teal male breeding plumage has bright cinnamon head and body plumage. Rump, tail and undertail coverts are dark. We can see a light blue patch on upperwing with white rear border. Back of wings is iridescent green. Eyes are red. Bill is black and large. Legs and feet are yellowish. Female is grey-brown, and we can see a small white area at base of dark bill. She has light blue wing patch, bordered with white. More

North American RangeIn many ways, the striking Cinnamon Teal is similar to the Blue-winged Teal and the Northern Shoveler, intermediate in size and overlapping habitat. The male Cinnamon Teal in breeding plumage is one of the most striking of Washington's waterfowl, with a deep, overall cinnamon color and red eyes. Females, juveniles, and males in eclipse plumage are mottled brown and look very similar to the closely related female Blue-winged Teal. However the Cinnamon Teal is slightly larger and has a longer, wider bill. More

The Cinnamon Teal hen can easily be mistaken with the Blue-winged Teal hen. Cinnamon Teal hens are warmer brown, slightly larger and heavier-billed than Blue-winged Teal hens. More

The Cinnamon Teals physical characteristics vary, and is dependent on the sex and age of the bird. Other slight variations may also be seen in the different sub-species that exist. In general, the adult male averages 340 grams, and grows to the length of 41 centimeters. The wing length of the bird is 19 centimeters. The color of the head, neck and under-parts are purplish chestnut. The abdomen and under-tail coverts are a dark brown. More

Cinnamon TealThe cinnamon teal is about 14-17 inches long and has a wingspan of about two feet. The female has a light brown head and neck, a gray bill and brown eyes. Her breast and sides are brown and streaked with darker V-shaped spots, her upperparts are brown and her belly is white. She has a light blue shoulder patch on her upper wings with a white band of feathers under the patch and a strip of green feathers at the edge of the wing. More

Cinnamon Teal: Breeds in western U.S. near Great Salt Lake, Malheur Basin, San Luis Valley, and Cariboo-Chilcotin parklands and winters in Mexico and Central America. Preferred habitats include marshes and shallow ponds. Listen to Call Voice Text "peep", "peer" Interesting Facts * The Cinnamon Teal is the only duck with separate breeding populations in North America and South America. More

Cinnamon Teal are found in small, shallow, freshwater wetlands with emergent vegetation. Behavior: Cinnamon Teal forage in shallow water, swimming forward with their heads partly submerged and filtering mud through their bills. These birds sometimes follow each other, taking advantage of food stirred up by the first bird. They occasionally feed on land near water. Cinnamon Teal, like most dabblers, form pairs before arriving on the breeding grounds. More

Cinammon TealThere are five subspecies of cinnamon teal, each of which varies slightly in size and appearance from the others. There are, however, several characteristics shared by all of them. An adult male's head, chest, and underside is generally purple-chestnut, and the abdomen is dark brown. The lower back and rear are greenish-brown, while the wing coverts are blue. The color of the shoulder feathers ranges from yellow with a center stripe to green with a center stripe, depending on subspecies. More

Teals, they are the Northern Cinnamon Teal, Andean Cinnamon Teal, Argentine Cinnamon Teal, Tropical Cinnamon Teal and Borrero's Cinnamon Teal. More

The cinnamon teal is protected by the Illinois wildlife code of 1971 *16* and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 *17*. More

The Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera) breeds across much of the western United States and winters across much of Texas and Mexico. The species can occur fairly regularly along the Texas Gulf coast and several can usually be found between November and April in the Corpus Christi and Port Aransas area. The photos top two photos of a male on this page were taken at Port Aransas, Nueces Co. More

The Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera) is a dabbling duck that is small in size but bold in color. They are present in wetlands areas of Alberta in the summer. Alberta is part of the northern-most extent of their range, which is much more restricted than is the case for cousins Blue-winged Teal or Green-winged Teal. Cinnamon Teals don't tend to be numerous when encountered; usually we see only one or two at a time. More

Cinnamon Teal - Nice image displayed by David Sarkozi's "Birds of the Upper Texas Coast" Web site. His site has many other bird images and info on birding resources in Texas. Federal Duck Stamp Program - Each dollar spent on Federal Duck Stamps yields 98 cents for wildlife conservation efforts such as the purchase of wetlands and wildlife habitat. More

Cinnamon Teal, Cinnamon Teal!!" (This is an "excited utterance", admissible in court as an exception to the hearsay rule, because the law regards such utterances as uncommonly truthful). We started down a small path toward the channel, but the flock flushed again. Iain was able to see the Cinnamon again in flight, but it was difficult to pick out because of the twisting flight characteristic of teal. More

Primarily western in its distribution, the cinnamon teal is also a fairly frequent stray across the eastern United States as well. Drakes are unmistakable, with gorgeous bright rusty plumage over most of their bodies and deep red eyes. Females can be quite difficult to separate from blue-winged teal, but are usually less cleanly marked, and with a much warmer brown tone overall. Both sexes have a relatively long heavy bill. Cinnamon teal breed from southwestern Canada through the mountain west and Pacific coast states. More

cinnamon teal and northern shoveler also show a blue wing. It can be difficult to distinguish between a cinnamon and blue-winged teal in flight, but shovelers are easy to identify with their larger size and spoon-shaped bill. In full nuptial plumage, drake blue-winged teal are easy to identify with their white facial crescent bordering their bill and steel-blue head. Their under parts are cinnamon-colored and heavily speckled with black. More

Cinnamon Teal - The male Cinnamon Teal has a cinnamon head, neck and underparts. Upperparts are dark brown. Wings have a pale blue shoulder and green speculum separated by a white line. Cinnamon Teal Cinnamon Teal Female - The female Cinnamon Teal is scaled brown overall. There is some blue mottling on the forewing. Cinnamon Teal Female . Home | Search | Browser | Expert | Forum | Store | My Whatbird | Help | Site Map © 2002 - 2007 www.whatbird. More

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Order : Anseriformes
Family : Anatidae
Genus : Anas
Species : cyanoptera
Authority : Vieillot, 1816