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 LC    Garganey* Id (Atlas):
    Spatula querquedula Vagrant

Description (3)
Image of Garganey (Male)
 

Other Names (World)
Garganey, Summer Teal

Family
Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, Swans)

Size
38 - 41 cm

First Described (Guide)
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Derivation
Anas - L., duck: quer-qued'-u-la - N.L., duck

Habitat
Freshwater wetlands, swamps, shallow lakes, flooded grasslands, floodplains and sewerage ponds.

Range (Guide)
Afghanistan (P), Albania (B), Algeria, Armenia (B), Austria (B) (P), Azerbaijan (B) (NB), Bahrain, Bangladesh (NB), Belarus (B), Belgium (B), Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina (B) (NB), Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria (B) (NB), Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, China (mainland), Congo [The Democratic Republic of the], Côte dIvoire, Croatia (Local Name: Hrvatska) (B) (NB), Cyprus (B) (P), Czech Republic (B) (NB), Denmark (B) (P), Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Estonia (B) (P), Ethiopia, Finland (B) (P), France (B) (NB) (P), Gabon, Gambia, Georgia (B), Germany (B) (P), Ghana, Greece (B) (P), Guam (NB), Guinea, Guinea-bissau, Hong Kong (China), Hungary (B) (P), India, Indonesia, Iran [Islamic Republic of] (P), Iraq (NB) (P), Ireland (B) (NB), Israel (P), Italy (B) (NB) (P), Japan, Jordan (P), Kazakhstan (B), Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia (B), Lebanon, Liberia, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania (B) (NB), Luxembourg (B), Macedonia [The Former Yugoslav Republic of] (B), Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Moldova [Republic of] (B) (P), Mongolia (B), Montenegro (B), Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands Antilles (B) (NB), Niger (NB), Nigeria, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands (NB), Norway (B), Oman, Pakistan, Palau (NB), Papua New Guinea, Philippines (NB), Poland (B) (NB) (P), Portugal (B), Qatar, Romania (B) (NB) (P), Russia (Asian) (B), Russia (Central Asian) (B) (P), Russia (European) (B) (P), Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia (B), Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia (Slovak Republic) (B) (NB), Slovenia (B) (NB) (P), Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain (B) (NB), Sri Lanka (NB), Sudan, Sweden (B) (P), Switzerland (B) (NB), Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan (China), Tajikistan, Tanzania [United Republic of], Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey (B) (NB), Uganda, Ukraine (B) (NB) (P), United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom (B), Uzbekistan (B), Vietnam (NB), Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Vagrant to Australia, Barbados, Botswana, Canada, Cape Verde, Christmas Island, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Puerto Rico, Réunion, Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands, Timor-Leste, United States Minor Outlying Islands, USA (NB).

Palearctic, mostly between 42° northern and 65° north.
 
Population
Estimated population is 2,600,000 - 2,800,000 (2010).

Status LC
For more information see BirdLife International Species Factsheet.

Food
Aquatic animals and vegatation.

Voice
Males: a distinctive strident rattle during the breeding season. A burping sound in display. Female: soft quacks.

Xeno-Canto Sound Files (more (91)...)

 
Garganey (Spatula querquedula) [XC365756]
     by Niels Van Doninck from Priyutnenskiy rayon, Respublika Kalmykiya, Russian Federation (female, flight call, male)

 
Garganey (Spatula) [XC316049]
     by Dimitri from Furukawa River, Kumiyama-cho, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan (call, male)

Nest
A depresssion in the ground among grass or herbage, lined with grass and down, near water.

Eggs (Guide)
8 - 14, usually 8 - 9; smooth, glossy, light brown or cream, often becoming stained; ellipsoidal. Incubation: about 22 days; by male.

Subspecies
No subspecies.

Sometimes placed in monospecific genus Querquedula.


References
See References.

The Field Guide to the Birds of Australia Pizzey, G., and Knight, E., 1997, Angus & Robertson, Sydney ISBN 0 207 19691 5
Field Guide to Australian Birds Morecombe, M., 2000, Steve Parish Publishing Pty Ltd. ISBN 1 876282 10 X
Field Guide to the Birds of Australia Simpson, K., and Day, N., 1999, 6th Edition, Viking ISBN 0 670 87918 5
Reader's Digest Complete Book of Australian Birds 1988, 2nd Edition, Reader's Digest ISBN 0 949819 99 9
What Bird is That? 1984, Revised Edition, Angus & Robertson, Sydney ISBN 0 207 14846 5
Handbook of Australian, New Zealand & Antarctic Birds 1990 - , Oxford University Press, Melbourne ISBN 0 19 553244 9


Files:
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