Scientific Name: Anas querquedula
Common Name: Garganey

Identifying Features: Male has white crescent over the eye, brown head and breast, grey feathers and legs, face is reddish brown; Female has pale eyebrow, dark eye line.

Fun Facts:

  • These birds feed mainly by skimming rather than upending.
  • Their breeding habitat is grassland adjacent to shallow marshes and steppe lakes.


This image was clicked by Alessandro Chiezzi – via Flickr

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