Date: 1/6/21 5:05 pm
From: Bill Bousman <barlowi...>
Subject: Re: [southbaybirds] Cinnamon Teal (Spatula cyanoptera)
On 1/6/2021 1:20 AM, Joe Morlan wrote:
> 03 January 2021. Phelps Slough, Redwood Shores, Redwood City, California,
> USA.
>
> Note the powder blue wing coverts visible in the open wing. This striking
> duck breeds primarily in freshwater ponds and wetlands in Western North
> America south of the Prairie Pothole region. Its North American population
> has been estimated at fewer than 300,000 making it one of our least common
> dabbling ducks. In the Bay Area, these birds are primarily migrants,
> especially in the Spring, but they also winter locally.
. . . and also nest in Santa Clara County.
>
> Additional photos:
> https://macaulaylibrary.org/catalog?taxonCode=cintea&view=Grid&subId=S78597494
>
> Here is a short video of two males chasing a third:
> https://youtu.be/EkGa8I3bEHU
>
> Stay well!
Bill Bousman
Menlo Park


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