Name: Anas cyanoptera
Authority: Vieillot, 1816
English Common Name: Cinnamon Teal
Spanish Common Name(s): Cerceta Canela, Pato Colorado
Portuguese Common Name(s): Marreca-Colorada
Taxonomic Comments: May hybridize in the wild with A. DISCORS (AOU 1998). See Livezey (1991) for a phylogenetic analysis and classification (supergenera, subgenera, infragenera, etc.) of dabbling ducks based on comparative morphology. See Jackson (1991) for information on identification of North American teal.
Global Conservation Status
IUCN Red List Category:
LC - Least concern
CITES Status: None
Shallow lake margins, reed beds, ponds, lagoons, sluggish streams and marshes, primarily in freshwater but found in winter occasionally in marine situations (Tropical to Temperate zones) (AOU 1983). Builds nest on ground near edge of lake, pool, or swamp. Nest is usually well-concealed in vegetation.
Distribution Status in Latin America
||Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Bahamas, Belize, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela, Virgin Islands, British, Virgin Islands, U.S.
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