Brazilian Teal - Amazonetta brasiliensis

Length 1.1-1.3 ft (35.0-40.0 cm)
Weight 12.3-16.9 oz (350-480 g)
Clutch Size 6-8
Chicks at birth Precocial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

The Brazilian Teal can be found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela. There are two sub-species of Brazilian Teal. The nominate race is smaller then the subspecies ipecutiri. Brazilian Teals originally were considered a perching duck but are now believed to be a dabbling duck. Sexes are similar but the male has a red beak and legs while the females are darker.

Diet includes seeds, fruits, roots and insects. Duckling only eat insects.

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