Spatula cyanoptera septentrionalium
(Snyder & Lumsden, 1951)
English : Cinnamon teal
French : Sarcelle cannelle
Class : Aves
Order : Anseriformes
Family : Anatidae
Notes : 4 other subspecies known.
Adults can reach a length of 48 cm for a weight of 488 g. Fairly large bill. Female is entirely brown. Male is deep chocolate brown with light brown-edged black wings and back. Clearest subspecies, with no dark spotting on flank and belly.
Range and habitat
This subspecies breeds in south-west Canada and west USA. The species also occurs from Mexico to Panama, along the Andes and in Chile and Argentina. Lives in wetlands (fresh or brackish water) with dense vegetation, to 5000 m.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species remains locally common but declines are noted because of habitat loss and hunting. Subspecies borreroi may be endangered.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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