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