20 December 2009 17:23 Filed in: Anatidae Ducks Dabbling Ducks Brazil Rio Grande do Sul Mostardas Lagoa do Peixe
Photo copyright: monacoeye • Do not copy • Images: Lagoa do Peixe • November 2009
Bird name: Brazilian Teal
Latin: Amazonetta brasiliensis
Other: Brazilian Duck • Pé-vermelho (Br) • Pato brasilero (Es)
Family: Anatidae • Ducks
The Brazilian Teal lives in South America, including most of Brazil. I found it easiest to identify by the triangular patch of white in its speculum feathers. The male has a red bill, the female a dark bill and small light patches on the face. Both have a few spots on the side of their chest.