Name: Garganey

Scientific name: Anas querquedula

Type: Duck

Color: Brown,White

Habitat: Coast,Ocean,Water

Size: 39cm

Conservation status:

Passage Migrant


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.