Order: Anseriformes | Family: Anatidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Pto Maldonado, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Male and Female | Loc. Amazonia, Brasil
Age: Adult | Sex: Male and Female | Loc. Pto Maldonado, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Mato Grosso, Brazil
Identification & Behavior:~41 cm (16.1 in).The male Brazilian Teal is brown with speckled breast, pale sides of the head and a red bill that varies with the age or time of the year. The female is a duller version of the males with white spots on the base of the bill, a broad and broken eye-ring and pale sides of the head and throat.
Status: The Brazilian Teal is a new colonizer in Southeast Peru where they are mostly known from the region of Madre de Dios.
Name in Spanish: Pato Brasileño.
Sub-species: Brazilian Teal (Amazonetta brasiliensis) (Gmelin, 1789).
Meaning of Name: Amazonetta: Originating from the Amazon River, netta: Gr. Duck. brasiliensis= from Brasil, or originating from Brasil.