Anas querquedula



Habitat: Grassland areas close to steppe lakes and marshes

Distribution: Europe and western Asia; migrates in winter to southern Africa, India and Australasia

Diet: Breeding season – aquatic invertebrates such as crustaceans, insects and their larvae, molluscs and worms; Winter – seeds of aquatic plants, grasses and grains

Distinguishing features: Male – brown head and breast with broad white crescent over the eye; Female – brown with strong face markings

26-Nov-2011 The Garganey's are here - by Marianne de Nazareth

24-Nov-2011 - 14 Garganeys spotted by Usha


Pic: Sujesh S.

17-Nov-2011 Garganey females (migratory) - first instance at the lake

Pic: SK Srinivas

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