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Cinnamon Teal

Anas cryptoleucus

Cinnamon Teal
copyright Robert Shantz
Length: 16 in. (41 cm)
This attractive duck prefers small ponds and lakes with emergent aquatic vegetation where it feeds by tipping up its rear end and stretching its bill down into the water as far as it can. It eats plants, seeds, insects and snails. The nest is a depression in dense low vegetation near water. Other ducks such as Redheads often place their eggs in the nest of the Cinnamon Teal to be raised by the adoptive parents. The four-digit banding code is CITE.
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Male
copyright CJ Kazilek

Open water
Open water

Marsh / swamp
Marsh / swamp

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Male
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