Ringed Teal

Ringed Teal DuckPhoto by Joel Sartore

Scientific Name: Callonetta leucophrys

The ringed teal's scientific name translates roughly as "the beautiful duck with the white wing patches."
  • Size: Weight: 11 to 12 ounces; Length: 14 to 15 inches; Wingspan: Average 28 inches
  • Diet: Water plants, insects and seeds
  • Habitat: Swampy tropical forests, wetlands and woodlands
  • Range in the Wild: North-central and eastern South America

Conservation Status
Listed as Least Concern.

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