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Southern South America

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.

HABITATTropical swampy forests and marshy clearings in wooded lowlands
DIET Water plants, seeds and insects
LIFE ExpectancyUnknown

Fun Fact
What appears to be the Flamingo's knee bending backward is actually its ankle.
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