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


Tropical swampy forests and marshy clearings in wooded lowlands


Water plants, seeds and insects


Southern South America