Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera)
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Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera)

General Description: Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera) are sexually dimorphic pond ducks. Males are reddish-brown (chestnut) overall with black hind quarters, and females are mottled brown overall. Both genders have patches of light blue and green feathers on the upper surface of the wing that usually is concealed, but shows in flight.

Favored Habitat: Ponds and marshes.

Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera) male

Where to Find: Cinnamon Teal are not common around Las Vegas, but look for them at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, the Pahranagat Valley, and the Overton Wildlife Management Area.

Comments: Winter visitors to Las Vegas.

Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera) male In flight, Cinnamon Teal show blue and green on upper wing surface.
Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera) male In flight, Cinnamon Teal show white under the wings.
Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera) Two male Cinnamon Teal in shallow water at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve.
Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera) female Female Cinnamon Teal showing blue speculum.
Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera) Male Cinnamon Teal.
Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera) Male Cinnamon Teal fluffing up before flight.
Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera) Cinnamon Teal in early morning light at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve.
Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera) Female and male Cinnamon Teal in early morning light at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve.
Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera) Female Cinnamon Teal in early morning light at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve.
Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera) Cinnamon Teal male
Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera) Cinnamon Teal, two pairs
Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera) Cinnamon Teal male
Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera) Cinnamon Teal male in flight; note the blue and green wing patches
Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera) Cinnamon Teal male in flight; note the broad white patch under the wing
Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera) Cinnamon Teal male in flight.

 
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