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Garganey

  


Name: Garganey

Scientific name: Anas querquedula

Type: Duck

Color: Brown,White

Habitat: Coast,Ocean,Water

Size: 39cm




Conservation status:

Passage Migrant


Description:

Small, Teal sized dabbling duck. Male has unmistakable broad, white stripe above eye to hindneck, black mottled breast contrasting with grey sides and white belly. In flight, striking blue-grey forewing contrasts with dark head, breast and upperparts. Female similr to female Teal, but longer bill and more contrasting dark and light head-stripes widening in front into pale patch at bill base, with whiter throat. Male in eclipse like female, but wing pattern as in adult male. Juvenile similar to female.




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