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Ringed Teal

Callonetta leucophrys

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About the Ringed Teal

conservation status: least concern

Geographic Range:

range map

Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Genus: Callonetta
Species: leucophrys

The ringed teal is a species of duck that inhabit lush forests and wet swamps. Males are recognized by their blue bills and red and gray markings on their body, while females are light brown in color. Both males and females have patches of bright green secondary feathers under their wings that are revealed during flight.

Appearance:

  • Males have a speckled salmon breast, while females have an olive brownish back. Both have white wing patches.
  • Length: 14-15 inches
  • Weight: 11-12 ounces

Diet: Water plants and seeds, with some insects

Range: Ponds, marshes and forested areas of central and southern South America