What a perfect specimen of autumnal colors…
Common Name: Cinnamon Teal
Latin Name: Anas cyanoptera
Range: Summers in the western United States; winters in parts of Central America, and parts of South America; found year-round along the California coast, southern South America, and parts of Central America.
Habitat: Freshwater wetlands.
Diet: Mainly seeds and aquatic vegetation. Some insects.
Conservation Status: Least Concern
- “The Cinnamon Teal is the only duck with separate breeding populations in North America and South America.”
- The male Cinnamon Teal has red eyes.
- “Young ducklings hide in the vegetation surrounding the water. If the adult senses danger, it performs does a “broken wing” display to lure the predator away before flying off.” (www.seaworld.org)