Cinnamon Teal

Anas cyanoptera
As its name implies the male cinnamon teal is a bold cinnamon color, whereas the female is mottled brown/Photo Courtesy of Dr. Madeline Kalbach

Cinnamon teal are seen in the flooded fields and wetlands of the Refuge. This duck feeds by dabbling in the water for plants, insects, and mollusks. Dabblers tip their bodies so that their head and neck is in the water, while their rear end is raised straight up in the air. Cinnamon teal nest on wetland edges in the Refuge and surrounding areas.

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Facts About Cinnamon Teal

Female lays 9-12 eggs

Male is mostly cinnamon in color

Male has red eyes