CINNAMON TEAL
(Anas Cyanoptera)
Chiloe Wigeon                  Comb Duck


South America - Slimbridge
The Cinnamon Teal is found in South American Zone, SlimbridgeMap (Slimbridge)

North/South America
Breeding Habitat - North/South America
Western North Central America from British Columbia South to North Western Mexico, East to Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska and West Texas.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area
Winters South to Central America and South to Northern Columbia.

Conservation Status


Size
410mm (16") approx.

Appearance - Drake
The male has a Cinnamon-Red head and body, a Brown back, Red eye and dark bill. The upper wing coverts are Blue with a metallic Green speculum bordered with White in front and Buff behind, dark rump, and tail and legs and feet are Yellow-Orange.

Appearance - Duck
The female has a mottled Brown body, a pale Brown head, Brown eyes and a Grey bill. Legs and feet are dull Yellow.

Habitat
Wetlands, Marshes and Ponds in south-west Canada, western USA, and southern part of South America.

Diet
Grasses, Seeds, Aquatic Plants, Molluscs, Larvae, Insects, Worms and Grain.

Breeding Time
Late April to Mid June.

Nest
Constructed in ground Vegetation, Heathers, Grasses, Bracken and Sedge etc.

Eggs
Quantity: 8 to 12.
Colour: Pale Cream/buff.

Slimbridge Wildfowl C - F
Canada Goose (Branta Canadensis)
Canvasback (Aythya Valisineria)
Cape Barren Goose (Cereopsis Novaehollandiae)
Cape Teal (Anas Capensis)
Chestnut Teal (Anas Castanea)
Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Chilensis)
Chiloe Wigeon (Anas Sibilatrix)
Cinnamon Teal (Anas Cyanoptera)
Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis Melanotos)
Common Merganser (Mergus Merganser)
Coot (Fulica Atra)
Coscoroba Swan (Coscoroba Coscoroba)
Crested Screamer (Chauna Torquata)
Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides Virgo)
Eider (Somateria Mollissima)
Emperor Goose (Anser or Chen Canagicus)
Eurasian Crane (Grus Grus)
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas Penelope)
Falcated Duck (Anas Falcata)
Ferruginous Duck (Aythya Nyroca)
Freckled Duck (Stictonetta Naevosa)
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CINNAMON TEAL
Chiloe Wigeon                  Comb Duck
Northern Cinnamon Teal
©Nigel Key Northern Cinnamon Teal (Slimbridge May 2013)

The Cinnamon Teal is a dabbling duck widely seen in North and South America and are also rare visitors to the East coast of the United States.

The Cinnamon Teal is a close relative to the Blue Winged Teal and are known to interbreed with them.

There are five subspecies of the Cinnamon Teal, namely the Northern Cinnamon Teal, Tropical Cinnamon Teal, Borrero's Cinnamon Teal, Andean Cinnamon Teal and the Argentine Cinnamon Teal.
   Hear the Cinnamon Teal's Call:-



Photographs ©Nigel Key, Click thumbnail to enlarge.
Female Northern Cinnamon Teal (Slimbridge March 2014) Male Northern Cinnamon Teal (Slimbridge May 2014) Male Northern Cinnamon Teal (Slimbridge May 2014)
Female 16/03/14
Male 17/05/14
Male 17/05/14
Female Northern Cinnamon Teal (Slimbridge May 2013) Male Northern Cinnamon Teal (Slimbridge May 2013) Male Northern Cinnamon Teal (Slimbridge May 2013)
Female 25/05/13
Male 25/05/13
Male 25/05/13
Male/Female Northern Cinnamon Teal (Slimbridge May 2013) Male Northern Cinnamon Teal (Slimbridge May 2013) Male Northern Cinnamon Teal (Slimbridge May 2013)
Male/Female 25/05/13
Male 25/05/13
Male 25/05/13





Related Links: -
W.W.T. Official Website - www.wwt.org.uk/
South America Zone, Slimbridge - www.slim-bridge.co.uk
Blue Winged Teal - www.slim-bridge.co.uk