Cinnamon Teal
Anas cyanoptera
Presumed Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera) X Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) hybrid. This male hybrid teal was photographed 20 February 2001 at the Port Aransas Birding Center boardwalk, Nueces Co., Texas. It was associating with several members of both the presumed parent species. Hybrid ducks pose an interesting challenge to field observers, but this particular hybrid combination is sometimes discovered. These two photos was taken with a Canon EOS 3 and EF 500 F4L IS lens with a 2X extender on Fuji Velvia pushed one stop. A Gitzo tripod and Wimberley head were also used.