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Cinnamon Teal in water

Cinnamon Teal - Annual Whooping Crane Festival in Port Aransas, Texas

Cinnamon Teal is a small, reddish dabbling duck found at the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center during winter. 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 Teal mainly eat plants; their diet may include mollusks and aquatic insects.

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