Friends of Kootenay Blog

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Cinnamon Teal

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Love the red eyes of the male Cinnamon Teal - photo by Alan Dibb

The vivid breeding plumage of the drake Cinnamon Teal is hard to miss and the male’s cinnamon colour makes them very easy to identify.

The females however are a different story, their modeled brown colour makes them almost indistinguishable from Blue-winged Teal hens.

There are only 4 months to view Cinnamon Teal in the Columbia Valley they arrive about the middle of April and leave by mid August. Look for them in marshes and ponds. Alan Dibb took this great photo at the Radium Hot Springs Mill Pond.