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Cinnamon Teal Spatula cyanoptera



  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Cinnamon Teal
eBird range map for Cinnamon Teal

Generated from eBird observations (Year-Round, 1900-present)

Distribution in the Americas

Cinnamon Teal are widespread throughout most of the Western Hemisphere with five subspecies inhabiting distinct geographic and ecological zones.

A. c. septentrionalium occurs throughout western North America, west of the Rocky Mountains.  This subspecies is known to breed as far north as southern Alberta and British Colombia, Canada and south to Baja California and Tamaulipas in central Mexico.

Distribution outside the Americas

Endemic to the Americas.

Historical changes

None documented.

Fossil history

Two fossil bones identified as A. cyanoptera were found at Tequixuiac, Mexico that was determine to reflect the Late Pleistocene Age of the deposit (Howard 1969).

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: