Sunday, February 20, 2022

Northern Cinnamon Teal

After posting on the northern cinnamon teal in April of last year I had wonderful encounters with it at Salton Sea State Park and at the San Joaquin Wetlands in January of this year. 

The male has a deep brownish/red body, a long black bill, a red eye and a black back and rear. In flight it has white on the underside of its wings and green secondaries and a powder blue shoulder. It is one of the most beautiful ducks. 

White on the underneath of the wing. 

A portion of the green and powder blue on the top of the wing is showing. 
Females have a brown body with feathers rimmed in off-white, a long black bill, black eyes and faint dark eyeline. 

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