Cinnamon Teal images and information:
Spatula cyanoptera (formerly Anas cyanoptera)
- Cinnamon Teals are small dabbling ducks
- They are common in the western U.S. and southwestern Canada and considered rare in the eastern U.S. They also have a breeding population in South America.
- Males in breeding plumage are a deep reddish-brown, the females are a plainer, warm brown.
- Both males and females have light blue patches on front of wing which are visible in flight
- Cinnamon Teal feed on aquatic vegetation, seeds, insects (both aquatic and semi-terrestrial), snail and plankton.
- Cinnamon Teal have separate breeding populations in North and South America making it the only duck species in the world to have that distinction.
- A group of Cinnamon Teal is known as a “seasoning”.
- They lay 9 to 12 eggs and the incubation period is 21 to 25 days.
- They are monogamous.
I hope you enjoy viewing my Cinnamon Teal photos.