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Ducks at a Distance
A Waterfowl Identification Guide

Cinnamon Teal

GIF -- Picture of Cinnamon Teal

In the Pacific Flyway, cinnamon teal are far more common than blue-wings. The hens look alike and the habits of both species are similar.

GIF -- Picture of Flock Pattern

The pale blue forewing patch is the best field mark, as drakes are usually in eclipse until January or longer. Drakes have a whistling peep; hens utter a low quack.

GIF -- Picture of Teal

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