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RINGED TEAL
Callonetta leucophrys

Range:
South America

The Ringed Teal’s Latin name (callonetta lecophrysus) means beautiful duck. The Ringed Teal has green feathers and distinguishable white wings. The male Ringed Teal has a pink breast and a chestnut brown back. The female has a white face and an olive-brown back. Unusual for the duck family, Ringed Teals enjoy perching. Their long toes and strong claws make it easy for the birds to perch on tree branches.



Habitat: Tropical and swampy forstes, wooded lowlands
Diet: Plants, seeds, and insects
Status: Least Concern (IUCN)
Approximate Dimensions of Adult: Length: 14-15inches
Weight: 11-12 oz
Lifespan: Up to 30 years.
Reproduction & Offspring: Incubation: 10-15 days

 

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