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It is thought that ringed teals are monogamous. The female broods in a tree hollow, where the chicks hatch. After hatching they are reared by both the male and the female. Outside of the breeding season ringed teals live together in loose flocks.
|Classification||Order: ducks, geese, swans, and relatives; family: ducks, geese and swans; It is the only species of the genus Callonetta.|
|Diet||Predominantly feeds on plants and sometimes on insects|
|Habitat||Marshy forest clearings and rice paddies|
|Reproduction||6–12 eggs; incubation: 25–28 days|