The Red-breasted Teal
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John Cassin (1813-1869)
Plate 15, The Red-breasted Teal
From: Illustrations of the Birds of California, Texas, Oregon, British and Russian America
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1856
Paper dimensions: 10 ½ " x 7"
Framed dimensions: 16 ½" x 17 ½"
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The Red-breasted Teal, or Cinnamon Teal, is a small brightly colored duck, found in ponds throughout the American West. The breeding male has bright cinnamon head and body plumage, dark rump, tail, and undertail. Upper wing with light-blue patch with white rear border, and iridescent green on the back of its wings. The plumage of the nonbreeding birds and females are gray-brown overall, with rusty wash, small white area at the base of the bill, and red eyes