The Ringed Teal is a pretty duck from South America. Males have a dark partial ring around the neck that give the species name.
They also have a black-spotted pink breast, teal-green and red-chestnut on the wings, a delicate grey body and white windows on black at side and rump in addition to a blue-grey bill and pink feet.
Unusually for colourful drakes, they don't revert to a plainer eclipse plumage but keep their colours all year.
The female Ringed Teal has a brown and white barred body and white patches on her brown head.
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