Duck Like

Cinnamon Teal

Anas cryptoleucus
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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.

Female | Robert Shantz

Male | CJ Kazilek

Marsh / swamp

Open water
Bird Sound Type: Quacking
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: Cinnamon Teal
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: July 15, 2024
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