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Andean Teal Anas andium

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The Andean Teal is sometimes considered to be a subspecies of the much more widespread Yellow-billed Teal (Anas flavirostris), which occurs over much of the southern third of South America. In contrast, the Andean Teal is confined to the Andes of southwest Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and northern Peru, where it is largely confined to elevations above 3500. Throughout its range, the Andean Teal appears to be sparsely distributed, generally rather uncommon, and probably declining. Compared to the much more numerous Yellow-billed Teal, the Andean Teal has a blue-gray or dark gray bill, and has more uniformly dark plumage.

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Recommended Citation

Andean Teal (Anas andium), 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/spetea3