French: Canard amazonette German: Amazonasente Spanish: Pato brasileño
Other common names:
Lesser Brazilian Teal (brasiliensis),
Greater Brazilian Teal (ipecutiri)
J. F. Gmelin
Subspecies and Distribution
A. b. brasiliensis
(J. F. Gmelin, 1789) – E Colombia, N & E Venezuela, Guyana, N & C Brazil and E Bolivia.
A. b. ipecutiri
(Vieillot, 1816) – S Brazil S to N Argentina and Uruguay.
35–40 cm; 350–556 g (nominate), 565–623 g (ipecutiri). Both subspecies have pale and dark phases, with slight trend in nominate race from smaller,... read more
Male has strong, piercing “whee-whee-whee” whistle, or double-noted “whe-wheeew” given both in... read more
Most commonly found inland, in pools, small lakes or flooded fields in densely wooded country.... read more
Food and feeding
Little information available suggests varied diet, including fruits and roots of local plants and some invertebrates, e.g. insects. Seeds... read more
Season variable according to locality and latitude, with nestbuilding in Venezuela in Jul and young in Aug–Sept, whereas in C Brazil... read more
Mostly sedentary throughout northern part of range, but birds of race ipecutiri descend to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Widely distributed and common, with estimated population of nominate race 100,000–1,000,000 individuals, and c. 10,000–... read more
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