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Brazilian Teal Amazonetta brasiliensis

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The Brazilian Teal is a resident of freshwater marshes, lakes and ponds from Colombia and Venezuela south to northern Argentina and Uruguay.  A small grayish brown duck, the Brazilian Teal has red legs and the male has a red bill as well. Brazilian Teal nests on mounds of plant matter surrounded by water or occasionally in tree hollows.  Most Brazilian Teal are sedentary, but individuals of the southern subspecies ipecutiri have been reported north to Venezuela. 

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-breeding

Recommended Citation

Brazilian Teal (Amazonetta brasiliensis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/bratea1