Yellow-billed Teal Anas flavirostris


The Yellow-billed Teal is a common duck of southern South America.  The species shows the compact proportions typical of teal and is gray below and brown above with a dark brown head and yellow bill.  Overall Yellow-billed Teal look like a darker, smaller and less elegant version of the widely sympatric Yellow-billed Pintail.  Birds from the high altiplano are pale silvery below, whereas the lowland race is darker grayish brown.  In flight and when excited, males give a creaky "peeet" call and females quack, also typical of teal.

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

Recommended Citation

Yellow-billed Teal (Anas flavirostris), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: