Cinnamon teal Anas cyanoptera

Identification Tips:

Adult male alternate:

Adult male basic

Adult female:

Similar species:

Adult male in alternate plumage is unmistakable. Adult male in eclipse plumage is easily identified by the red eye. Adult females and immature distinguished from Green-winged Teal by size and wing pattern. Female, immature and eclipse male Blue-winged Teal are very similar but have a smaller bill without spatulate tip, and a more distinct facial pattern (pale loral spot and more distinct eye line).