no locality = Central Asia.
Sometimes placed in genus Casarca together with T. cana, T. tadornoides and T. variegata. Closest to T. cana; one phylogenetic analysis found these two to be sisters#R. Hybridization reported in captivity with several species of Tadorna, Radjah radjah, large species of genus Anas, and Alopochen aegyptiaca#R. Monotypic.
SE Europe E to L Baikal and Mongolia; also in Canary Is (Fuerteventura), NW Africa and Ethiopian Highlands. Formerly more widespread in W part of range. In winter reaches S of India and SE Asia.
Introduced to Switzerland.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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