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Anas cyanoptera (Cinnamon Teal)

Synonyms: Querquedula cyanoptera; Spatula cyanoptera (homotypic); Spatula cyanoptera cyanoptera
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Wikipedia Abstract

The cinnamon teal (Anas cyanoptera) is a species of duck found in western North and South America. It is a small dabbling duck, with bright reddish plumage on the male and duller brown plumage on the female. It lives in marshes and ponds, and feeds mostly on plants.
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Anas cyanoptera borreroi (Borrero's cinnamon teal)
Anas cyanoptera cyanoptera (Argentine cinnamon teal)
Anas cyanoptera orinoma
Anas cyanoptera septentrionalium (Northern cinnamon teal)
Anas cyanoptera tropica (Tropical cinnamon teal)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 1.74332
EDGE Score: 1.00917


Clutch Size [6]  10
Clutches / Year [4]  2
Fledging [2]  49 days
Global Population (2017 est.) [3]  220,000
Incubation [4]  23 days
Maximum Longevity [4]  13 years
Snout to Vent Length [2]  17 inches (42 cm)
Water Biome [1]  Lakes and Ponds
Adult Weight [2]  380 grams
Birth Weight [4]  18 grams
Breeding Habitat [3]  Freshwater marshes, Saline lakes
Wintering Geography [3]  Western U.S./Mexico
Wintering Habitat [3]  Freshwater marshes, Freshwater lakes and rivers
Diet [5]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Invertibrates [5]  20 %
Diet - Plants [5]  50 %
Diet - Seeds [5]  30 %
Forages - Water Surface [5]  100 %
Female Maturity [4]  1 year
Male Maturity [4]  1 year


Protected Areas

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Important Bird Areas

Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Laguna de Ite Peru A1, A2, A3, A4i, A4iii

Biodiversity Hotspots



Parasitized by 
Capillaria anatis[8]
Capillaria contorta[8]
Cloacotaenia megalops[8]
Epomidiostomum uncinatum[8]

Range Map

External References

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Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
3Partners in Flight Avian Conservation Assessment Database, version 2017. Accessed on January 2018.
4de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
5Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
6Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
7Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
8Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 Wildfinder Database
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0