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Cinnamon Teal Spatula cyanoptera


Demography and Populations

Cinnamon Teal are one of the least abundant dabbling ducks in North America; however, population estimates are difficult to determine as some surveys do not separate Cinnamon Teal and Blue-winged Teal.  The population size for A. c. septentrionalium has been estimated between 260,000-300,000 (Bellrose 1980).  The Breeding Bird Survey from 1990 to 2010 has indicated a slight decline of 2.06% (Baldassare 2014).

Within South America, population estimates of A. c. cyanoptera are 25,000-100,000 and 10,000-100,000 for A. c. orinomus (Wetlands International 2002).

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: