Spatula cyanoptera


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Spatula cyanoptera
Species Authority: (Vieillot, 1816)
Common Name(s):
English Cinnamon Teal
Anas cyanoptera Vieillot, 1816
Taxonomic Notes: Spatula cyanoptera (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) was previously placed in the genus Anas.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-05-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Butchart, S., Ekstrom, J., Khwaja, N.
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). Despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size is very large, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Anas cyanoptera has a distribution running through the Americas, occurring in Canada, U.S.A., Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina and the Falkland Islands. The subspecies borreroi, known from the east Andes of Colombia, has not been recorded since the 1950s and is likely to be extinct (del Hoyo et al. 1992)
Argentina; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Canada; Cayman Islands; Chile; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Ecuador; El Salvador; Falkland Islands (Malvinas); Guatemala; Mexico; Nicaragua; Paraguay; Peru; United States; Uruguay; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
Antigua and Barbuda; Honduras; Jamaica; Panama; Puerto Rico; Turks and Caicos Islands; Virgin Islands, U.S.
Present - origin uncertain:
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Spatula cyanoptera. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 05 September 2015.
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