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Brazilian Teal

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



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.


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



There are 2 subspecies[1]:

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


Freshwater lakes and pools with dense vegetation nearby.



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


  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
  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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