Cinnamon Teal

The Cinnamon teal (Spatula cyanoptera) is a species of duck found in western North and South America. It is the only duck with separate breeding populations in North America and South America.

Taxonomic Name:
Spatula cyanoptera

Least Concern (IUCN)


 Seeds, insects, and aquatic vegetation

Longevity in the wild:
6.5 years

Size: 36 - 43 cm long

Fun Fact: If a teal senses a predator is near, it will pretend to have a broken wing and move away from its nest to lure the predator away before flying off to safety.

You can find the Zoo's Cinnamon teal in tropical Toucan Ridge.

Cinnamon Teal