Yellow-billed Teal (Anas flavirostris)

Order: Suliformes | Family: Anhingidae  | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southern Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Huacarpay, Cusco

Age: Adult & Chick | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Peruvian Andes

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Lake Junin, Peru

Identification & Behavior: ~42 cm (16.5 in). The Yellow-billed Teal has a gray head finely speckled with whitish spots. The bill is yellow with a broad dusky band along the ridge of the culmen. The underparts are light brown with specks on the breast. The back is brown mottled with black. The Yellow-billed Teal is distinguished from the similar Yellow-billed Pintail by being smaller, and by having a dusky head and a shorter neck.

Status: Generally common to uncommon in pairs or small flocks in the high Andes at elevations ranging from 2800 to 4800 m. It is also found as a vagrant in coastal wetlands and estuaries.

Name in Spanish: Pato Barcino.

Sub-species: Yellow-billed Teal (Anas flavirostris) Vieillot, 1816.

Meaning of Name: Anas: L. duck. Flavirostris: L. flavus= yellow and rostris= nozzle, beak.

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Distribution Map
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    • 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. on 11/09/2014.