Speckled Teal

Speckled Teal (Anas flavirostris) are found throughout South America’s eastern side. Their northern-most limits extend to central Colombia and their southern range to Tierra del Fuego, at the southern-most tip of South America.

Speckled teal vary in size, shape, and color, depending on age, sex and subspecies. They are a relatively small duck. Female speckled teal are slightly smaller than males. Coloration is more subdued than other ducks in the genus Anas. Speckled teals generally have dark colored spots on the neck and breasts that extend towards anterior regions of their bodies. They have tan to brown feathers with black tips. Bill coloration varies with subspecies but is either yellow or blueish gray. Female speckled teal are less colorful than males,  juveniles less colored than adults.

Some speckled teals are migratory, but others remain in the same general area. Southern populations often migrate north to wintering grounds. Mountainous speckled teal populations may migrate to lower elevations at this time.

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