male cinnamon teal

Cinnamon Teal

Anas cyanoptera

CLASS Aves | ORDER Anseriformes | FAMILY Anatidae

RANGE North and South America

HABITAT Marshes and ponds; favors fresh or alkaline shallow lakes, extensive marshes

DIET Seeds and aquatic vegetation, aquatic and semi-terrestrial insects, snails, and zooplankton

9.9 – 17.6 oz

14.2 – 16.9 in

21 - 25 days

4 – 16 eggs

IUCN Status
Least Concern
 female cinnamon teals

The cinnamon teal is the only duck with separate breeding populations in North America and South America. They are dabbling ducks. Females build nests on the ground.