Brazilian Teal: here’s the scoop
This species is decreasing due to habitat loss.
Freshwater marshes, lakes and ponds away from the coast with dense vegetation nearby
Seeds, fruits, roots and insects
10 – 15 years
Did you know?
The Brazilian teal is the only duck in the genus Amazonetta. It was formerly considered a perching duck, but more recent analyses indicate that it belongs to a clade of South American dabbling ducks.
French Guiana, Peru, Uruguay, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, Paraguay, Suriname, Venezuela
Widespread and abundant