Cinnamon Teal (Slimbridge May 2014)
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.
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Appearance - Male
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 - Female
The female has a mottled Brown body, a pale Brown head, Brown eyes and a Grey bill. Legs and feet are dull Yellow.
Wetlands, Marshes and Ponds in south-west Canada, western USA, and southern part of South America.
Grasses, Seeds, Aquatic Plants, Molluscs, Larvae, Insects, Worms and Grain.
Late April to Mid June.
Constructed in ground Vegetation, Heathers, Grasses, Bracken and Sedge etc.
Quantity: 8 to 12
Colour: Pale Cream/Buff.