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.
Order: ducks, geese, swans, and relatives; family: ducks, geese and swans; It is the only species of the genus Callonetta.
Predominantly feeds on plants and sometimes on insects
Marshy forest clearings and rice paddies
6–12 eggs; incubation: 25–28 days
Status according to Red List:Least concern (LC)