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Brazilian Teal

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MalePhoto  ©  by Stanley JonesEntre Rios Province, Argentina, October, 2019
Male
Photo © by Stanley Jones
Entre Rios Province, Argentina, October, 2019
Amazonetta brasiliensis

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[edit] Identification

35-40 cm (13¾-15¾) a light brown duck
Male:red bill and legs, pale grey area on side of head and neck
Female: blue/grey bill
There are both light and dark phases.

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina.

Photo © by  Rogerio Araújo DiasBrasília, Brazil
Photo © by Rogerio Araújo Dias
Brasília, Brazil

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • A. b. brasiliensis:
  • A. b. ipecutiri:

[edit] Habitat

Freshwater lakes and pools with dense vegetation nearby.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Little has been recorded, but it is presumed the diet includes seeds, fruits, roots and insects.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Arthur Grosset
  4. BF Member observations
  5. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2015)

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