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cinnamon teal

noun
1.
a small, freshwater, wild duck, Anas cyanoptera, of North and South America, having chiefly cinnamon-red plumage.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95, Americanism
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  • Ruddy ducks and cinnamon teal buzz by, while great blue herons lord over them all from the shallows.
  • Many migratory birds can be counted at the park's seasonal wetland: cinnamon teal, mallards, egrets and herons.
  • Hikers may observe brilliantly colored cinnamon teal and wood ducks, or eagles and osprey perched in a snag.

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