Wednesday, January 23: Both Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo will remain closed due to icy conditions on our pathways. Our staff is working hard to clear the paths and ensure a safe visit for guests when we re-open. Thank you for your understanding!

x
X

Ringed Teal

Callonetta leucophrys

Ringedteal Gallery

About the Ringed Teal

statusImg.Name

Geographic Range:

rangeImg.Name

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