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Cinnamon Teal

Spatula cyanoptera

The Cinnamon Teal is a resident throughout western California, but breeds in most of of western USA These birds are uncommon breeders east of the Rocky Mountains. It spends winters in Mexico. In addition, there is a breeding population in South America.

Most ducks show a noticeable contrasting plumage between males and females, but few are as dramatically different than the Cinnamon Teals.

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