Ringed-teal
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
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Genus:Callonetta
Species:leucophrys

Before the mid 1980s this was a very rare bird in zoos. As a result of captive breeding, it is now abundant in both public and private collections. It is not closely related to other ducks called “teal” and may be more related to wood ducks. It is unusual among ducks in not diving. In its native tropical Argentina and Southern Brazil, it nests in trees, and sometimes the stick nests of Monk parrots.