English and Scientific names:

Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera)

Number of individuals: 

1 male in alternate plumage

Locality: LOUISIANA: 


Specific Locality:

1 mile south of Gibbstown Bridge on Highway 27 by roadside in flock of Blue-winged Teal

Date(s) when observed:

February 20, 2010

Time(s) of day when observed:  

4:30 Pm

Reporting observer and address:

Dr. Frank C. Rohwer
School of Renewable Natural Resources
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Other observers accompanying reporter who also identified the bird(s):

Several students on waterfowl field trip

Other observers who independently identified the bird(s)


Light conditions (position of bird in relation to shade and to direction and amount of light):

Bird on east side of road.  Light perfect

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Distance to bird(s): 

150 meters

Duration of observation:

5 minutes


Open freshwater marsh

Behavior of bird: 






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Previous experience with this species: 

Lots in California and Washington State

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