Ringed Teal

This duck's toes have long, pointed claws that allow them to easily perch in trees. Ringed teals nest in tree cavities. After the ducklings hatch the parents leave the nest and the young must leap, sometimes from great heights, in order to follow them.

South America

At A Glance

Habitat

Tropical swampy forests and marshy clearings in wooded lowlands

Diet

Water plants, seeds and insects

Location

Southern South America