The Cinnamon Teal is a small, reddish dabbling duck found at the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center during winter.

About the Cinnamon Teal

The adult male has a cinnamon-red head and body with a brown back, a red eye and a dark bill. The adult female has a mottled brown body, a pale brown head, brown eyes and a grey bill and is very similar in appearance to a female Blue-winged Teal; however its overall color is richer, the lore spot, eye line, and eye ring are less distinct.

Cinnamon Teals mainly eat plants; their diet may include mollusks and aquatic insects.

Cinnamon Teal in water