Cinnamon Teal

Scientific name: Anas cyanoptera

Small in size and closely related to the Blue-winged Teal, the male Cinnamon Teal is easy to recognize by its dark reddish plumage. Female Cinnamon Teal, on the other hand, are very difficult to distinguish from female Blue-winged Teal except for having a larger bill and less distinct facial markings.

A Cinnamon Teal’s home range may be about 19 acres, and home ranges of adjacent pairs may overlap. With an overall population size smaller than most other ducks, and identification difficulties with it close relative, population trends in Cinnamon Teal populations are poorly understood.