04 April, 2011

Ringed Teal

Scientific Name: Callonetta leucophrys

Population Estimate: 10-100K

Range / Habitat: Prefers inland bogs / marshes / swamps in eastern South America, breeding in Argentina and Paraguay. Also found in forests and around other inland wetlands.

Field Notes: Small dabbling duck. Male unmistakable as above. Species lacks an eclipse plumage.

Personal Notes: Seen at Minnesota Zoo.

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