Clutch of chicks for the Ringed Teal

ringed-teal-chicks-0907The Living Rainforest’s South American Ringed Teal have had a clutch of chicks.

The chicks can normally be spotted in Amazonica House, by the main pond and nearby beds.

Visitors are being asked not to venture too close. The mother and father appear to be excellent parents, and part of their duty includes 24/7 security to ensure the safety of their young.

The Ringed Teal (Callonetta leucophrys) breeds in Brazil, Bolivia and Uruguay, and also north-west Argentina and Paraguay. Their habitats include tropical, swampy forests and marshy clearings in well-wooded lowlands, as well as secluded pools and small streams.

To see a photos of the Ringed Teal taken just yesterday, visit the Living Rainforest on Facebook.

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