Cinnamon Teal Spatula cyanoptera

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Bare Parts

Iris: yellow to orange red (male) and  hazel (female)

Bill: black (male) and dark grey (female)

Tarsi and toes: yellow to orange with dusky webs (male) and dull yellow (female)

Bare parts color data from Evarts (2005)

Measurements

Linear measurements (specimens)

A. c. tropicus

male

(n = 2, from Wilson et al. 2010):

wing length (chord): 184.0 mm (range 182-187 mm)

tarsus length: 30.93 mm (range: 30.2-31.4 mm)

exposed culmen: 40.99 mm (range 40.9-41.0 mm)

bill height at nares: 14.13 mm (range 13.9-14.3 mm)

bill width at nares: 16.54 mm (range 15.9-17.2 mm)

(n = 11, from Snyder and Lumsden 1951):

wing length: 175.8 mm (range 168-181mm)

tarsus length: 31.8 mm (range 30-34 mm)

tail length: 68.2 mm (range 62-71 mm)

culmen: 40.6 mm (range 37.5-43 mm)

female

(n = 2, from Wilson et al. 2010):

wing length (chord): 171.5 mm (range 167-176 mm)

tarsus length: 28.94 mm (28.2-29.7 mm)

exposed culmen: 37.84 mm (37.3-38.4 mm)

bill height at nares: 14.28 mm (range 13.5-15.1 mm)

bill width at nares: 15.39 mm (range 14.9-15.8 mm)

(n = 6, from Snyder and Lumsden 1951):

wing length: 175.8 mm (range 168-181 mm)

tarsus length: 31.0 mm (range 29.5-32 mm)

tail length: 67.1 mm (range 63-70 mm)

culmen: 38.1 mm (range 35.5-40 mm)

A. c. borreroi

male

(n = 13, from Wilson et al. 2010):

wing length (chord): 196.0 mm (range 179-205 mm)

tarsus length: 31.93 mm (range 28.7-35.2 mm)

exposed culmen: 43.65 mm (range 38.9-46.7 mm)

bill height at nares: 14.39 mm (range 13.1-15.9 mm)

bill width at nares: 16.57 mm (range 15.2-18.2 mm)

(n = 12, from Snyder and Lumsden 1951):

wing length: 195.5 mm (range 189-209 mm, n = 21)

tarsus length: 33.3 mm (range 32-34.5 mm)

tail length: 72.7 mm (range 67-83 mm)

culmen: 44.6 mm (range 41.5-47 mm)

female

(n = 5, from Wilson et al. 2010):

wing length (chord): 190.6 mm (range 182-198 mm)

tarsus length: 31.22 mm (range 30.1-35.2 mm)

exposed culmen: 41.58 mm (range 38.1-43.8 mm)

bill height at nares: 14.06 mm (range 12.6-14.9 mm)

bill width at nares: 15.92 mm (range 14.9-17.6 mm)

(n = 6, from Snyder and Lumsden 1951):

wing length: 184.1 mm (range 175-195 mm, n = 11)

tarsus length: 31.7 mm (range 31-33 mm)

tail length: 72.8 mm (range 69.5-78 mm)

culmen: 40.6 mm (range 38-43 mm)

A. c. septentrionalium

male

(n = 47, from Wilson et al. 2010):

wing length (chord): 185.5 mm (range 163-199 mm)

tarsus length: 30.32 mm (range 27.7-32.1 mm)

tail length: 78.75 mm (range 66.0-85.0 mm)

exposed culmen: 44.70 mm (range 41.7-47.1 mm))

bill height at nares: 12.58 mm (range 11.0-14.4 mm)

bill width at nares: 15.58 mm (range 12.6-17.4 mm)

female

(n = 10, from Wilson et al. 2010):

wing length (chord): 178.5 mm (range 169-186 mm)

tarsus length: 30.29 mm (range 28.8-32.8 mm)

tail length: 77.10 mm (range 69.0-88.0 mm)

exposed culmen: 42.37 mm (range 39.7-44.9 mm)

bill height at nares: 11.83 mm (range (10.2-13.1 mm)

bill width at nares: 15.07 mm (range 13.1-17.3 mm)

A. c. cyanoptera

male

(n = 27, from Wilson et al. 2010):

wing length (chord): 186.8mm (range 176-201 mm)

tarsus length: 32.31 mm (range 30.1-34.1 mm)

tail length: 86.52 mm (range 75-102 mm)

exposed culmen: 44.36 mm (range 40.1-49.3 mm)

bill height at nares: 13.34 mm (range 11.5-15.2 mm)

bill width at nares: 16.05 mm (range 14.1-17.7 mm)

female

(n = 10, from Wilson et al. 2010):

wing length (chord): 177.9 mm (range 167-191 mm)

tarsus length: 31.29 mm (range 29.3-33.5 mm)

tail length: 83.94 mm (range 71.3-102.0 mm)

exposed culmen: 41.41 mm (range 38.6-43.8 mm)

bill height at nares: 12.80 mm (range 11.1-14.1 mm)

bill width at nares: 15.04 mm (range 14.2-16.2 mm)

A. c. orinomus

male

(n = 29, from Wilson et al. 2010):

wing length (chord): 215.4 mm (range 200-229 mm)

tarsus length: 34.75 mm (range 32.2-37.3 mm)

tail length: 96.07 mm (range 82-108 mm)

exposed culmen: 47.19 mm (range 42.0-52.4 mm)

bill height at nares: 14.36 mm (range 12.5-17.6 mm)

bill width at nares: 16.49 mm (range 14.9-17.4 mm)

female

(n = 14, from Wilson et al. 2010):

wing length (chord): 202.4 mm (range 193-217 mm)

tarsus length: 33.59 mm (range 30.6-37.2 mm)

tail length: 91.87 mm (range 84-102 mm)

exposed culmen: 44.57 mm (range 41.7-49.8 mm)

bill height at nares: 13.82 mm (range 12.5-15.5 mm)

bill width at nares: 15.70 mm (range 13.6-17.2 mm)

Recommended Citation

Cinnamon Teal (Spatula cyanoptera), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/cintea