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Tiruppur, Tamil Nadu, India
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Anseriformes > Anatidae

Garganey

Spatula querquedula

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Large breeding range across Eurasia; winters in Africa and southern Asia. Small and often rather unobtrusive duck of wetlands with reedy and other fringing vegetation. Migrants can be on more open water, even tidal mudflats. Associates readily with other ducks; feeds mainly by dabbling. Handsome male distinctive, with big white eyebrow on dark brown head, pale gray flanks; pale gray forewing striking in flight. Female very similar to female Green-winged Teal but head pattern more contrasting, with paler eyebrow, darker eyestripe, and unstreaked whitish throat.

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