Brazilian Teal

aka Brazilian Duck

Amazonetta brasiliensis

A Brazilian Teal
Photo courtesy of Daniel Sörensen

Not actually a Teal, the Brazilian Duck was once included with the Perching Ducks but more recently has been shown to be closer to the Crested Duck, Bronze-wing Duck and Steamer Ducks. It is found over much of the forested tropical lowlands east of the Andes. They are mostly resident, although the southernmost population is migratory.

Mostly seen in pairs or small parties, but the species has not really been studied in the wild.

Brazilian Teal Links:

The Wildfowl Omnibus


Another shot of the same Brazilian Duck
Photo courtesy of Daniel Sörensen



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