Order: Anseriformes | Family: Anatidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult – Breeding plumage | Sex: Male and Female | Loc. Villa Marshes, Lima
Age: Adult, Non-breeding | Sex: Male & Female | Loc. Villa Marshes, Lima
Age: Adult and Chicks | Sex: M. F. & Chicks | Loc. Villa Marshes, Lima
Age: Adult | Sex: Male & Female | Loc. No Data
Status: The Cinnamon Teal is common in the coastal wetlands. It is also found in the high Andes in the Puno and Cusco regions at elevations ranging from 3200 to 4200 m.
Name in Spanish: Pato Colorado.
Sub-species: Cinnamon Teal (Spatula cyanoptera) Vieillot, 1816.
A. c. orinoma: Altiplano of Peru and Bolivia to n Chile. A. c. cyanoptera: Coastal Peru and S Brazil to Tierra del Fuego.
Meaning of Name: spatula: L. Spoon, in reference to the shape of its bill. cyanoptera: Gr. kuanos= dark blue and pteros= wing. A duck with blue wings.
Formerly known as Anas cyanoptera (2017).
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 11/09/2014.