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We're delighted to have a strong population of strange-tailed tyrants at the reserve. So much so that we've adopted these beautiful and endangered birds as the symbol of the Trust

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Cinnamon Teal

Cinnamon Teal

Anas cyanoptera

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the Cinnamon Teal is an attractive medium sized dabbling duck of some 38cm.  It is part of the family Anatidae and is the genus Anas, as are most of the ducks in Argentina.

It is sound throughout most of Argentina with the excepton of the Andes and we occasionally see it in the Ibera Marshes although it is not common.

The male is reddish/cinnamon all over with darker wings.  The bill is dark grey and the iris is red.

The female is quite different and resembles the female Blue-winged Teal.  The body is speckled brown and beige, the head is pale brown and the eyes have a noticeable pale eye-ring.  The eyes are not red like the males.

 

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