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Ringed Teal

Male - The male Ringed Teal has a whitish face with a black band running from the top of the head down the nape, a deep chestnut-brown back, pale-grey flanks, a black speckled salmon coloured breast, black tail and white rump, a distinctive white patch on the wings, and iridescent green tertials. Both male and female remain colourful throughout the year, lacking an eclipse plumage.
Female - The female has a brown back, and brown face with white patches, pale barred chest and pale belly. Both sexes have a grey-blue beak with black tip, brown eyes, and the feet and legs are pink.

Notes: - The Ringed Teal is a very small South American duck which can perch and nest in trees. It is sometimes classed as a perching duck but also sometimes classed as a dabbling duck.

WWT Slimbridge Video clips:

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Ringed Teal - October 2011

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Ringed Teal - July 2013
Ringed Teal - July 2013

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Ringed Teal
Ringed Teal (Callonetta Leucophrys)