drake; grey dace and flanks; bluish bill; red wing patch (Zoo; 2008-09-18)

Ringed Teal
Callonetta leucophrys

Native Range: South America

Notes: lives in wooded lowlands of the southern part of the continent; nests in tree holes or old nests of Monk Parakeets; forms life-long pair-bonds; males assist in brrod care and keep a watch for predators; "rings" in the bird's name refer to white circular patches visible on the wing when the bird stretches.

spots on breast; pink legs and feet (Zoo; 2008-09-18)

black crown, nape, and and wingtips (Zoo; 2008-09-18)

white undertail coverts (Zoo; 2008-09-18)

hen; much drabber; brown-and-white patterned face (Zoo; 2008-09-18)

handsome couple (Zoo; 2008-09-18)

hen swimming (Zoo; 2008-10-18)

drake standing (Zoo; 2008-10-18)

drake posing for a portrait (Zoo; 2008-10-18)