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Cinnamon Teal Duck Decoy
The Cinnamon Teal is somthing of an enigma; for it bears much resemblance to the Blue-winged Teal, yet has much in common with the Shoveler. The Cinnamon Teal obtains its food by using its well developed lamellae located at the sides of its bill for sifting small plants and animals out of the water. Cinnamon Teal are often parasitized by Redheads; in some areas, up to one quarter of the eggs in a Cinnamon Teal's nest belong to a parasitic duck. In such cases, the Cinnamon Teal is wont to lay a smaller clutch and is more likely to desert.
4,500 signed and numbered editions. Certificate of authenticity.
9-1/2"L x 5-1/2"H
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About The Artist: Phil Galatas is a world class carver who has spent countless hours observing and studying waterfowl on the bayous of his native Louisiana. Master Carver, Phil Galatas features preening and action poses. He grew up on the wildlife rich bayous of Louisiana and enjoyed countless hours observing and studying waterfowl on the mashlands. He entered his first carving competition, the Gulf South Championship in 1977 earning a first place blue ribbon on the professional division. Phil received "Best in World" awards at the 1989, 1990, and 2002 Ward World Championships and was invited to the 2002 Sculptor International show in Atlanta. He now serves as a judge at the Ward World Championships. Each of our duck, loon and waterfowl decoys are world class. The traditional poses of the decoys are handcast, handpainted and have realistic accents such as feathering.