The Male Cinnamon Teal is a compact duck with brightly colored feathers and beautiful red eyes.. The Female Cinnamon Teal is smaller and darker and looks very similar to a female Blue-Winged Teal. I took a picture of this Male swimming briskly across a pond. Cinnamon Teal often nest in fresh water. This is only the second time I’ve seen a Cinnamon teal. During flight, powder blue feathers are visible on the upper wing. Cinnamon Teal are only found the western part of North America, where they are one of the least abundant waterfowl in North America.