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(Redirected from Anas andium)
Includes MÃ©rida Speckled Teal
Two subspecies are recognized1: Anas andium altipetens and Anas andium andium.
The two black-billed subspecies andium and altipetens has recently been split from Speckled Teal as Andean Teal, Anas andium by the SACC2; these forms occur north of MaraÃ±on in Peru. Restall3 went one step further and split Anas altipetens as MÃ©rida Speckled Teal; this form occurs in northern Colombia and western Venezuela.
Mainly freshwater, in much of the range at high elevation.
Similar to other small dabbling ducks.
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