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Cinnamon Teal preen both both on land and in water. They tend to preen more during the middle of the day than the morning or the evening.Pairs tend to sleep or rest within one meter of one another, and the males often remain alert while the female sleeps. The sleeping sites are water or dry areas near the water, and resting time tends to be midday more than morning or evening. Generally, from the spring arrival to the incubation period the day is spent sleeping and loafing, with time also spent preening, swimming, walking, or flying.Females consume more food than males, and males spend more time alert and involved in inter-and intra species interactions.
Juvenile pair: $130

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BREED DETAILS- CINNAMON TEAL (Spatula cyanoptera) 
The cinnamon teal is about 14-17 inches long and has a wingspan of about two feet. The female has a light brown head and neck, a gray bill and brown eyes. Her breast and sides are brown and streaked with darker V-shaped spots, her upperparts are brown and her belly is white. She has a light blue shoulder patch on her upper wings with a white band of feathers under the patch and a strip of green feathers at the edge of the wing. 
The male cinnamon teal has a bright cinnamon-colored head, neck, stomach and sides. He has a black bill, yellow legs and feet and red eyes. His wing makings are the same as the female's markings but his shoulder patch is a darker blue.
Reproduction: Mating pair bonds are renewed each season, during the winter. Females attract the males by swimming in front of the desired mate. The reproductive behavior of males includes several behaviors intended to attract unpaired females, such as Preen-behind-wing, Preen-dorsally, Belly-preen, Preen-back-behind-wing, Repeated calls, Turning back of head, and Head-dip. If several males are competing for one female, drakes perform short flight displays. Actual copulation occurs on the water surface. The male and female both engage in head bobbing directed toward one another. Next, the female gets into a prone position and the male then gets behind the female and mounts while grasping the neck with his bill. After internal copulation, both the male and female bathe and preen.
  • Breeding season Winter
  • Range eggs per season 4 to 16
  • Average eggs per season 8
  • Average eggs per season 10
  • Range time to hatching 21 to 25 days
  • Average fledging age 49 days
  • Average age at sexual or reproductive maturity (female) 1 years
  • Average age at sexual or reproductive maturity (male) 1 years
    DIET:
    The cinnamon teal is a dabbling duck. It usually feeds in shallow water where it scoops up floating plants, seeds and even insects. It will also dive for food and eat aquatic invertebrates.