French: Fuligule de Baer German: Baermoorente Spanish: Porrón de Baer
Anas (Fuligula) Baeri
middle Amur Valley, eastern Siberia
Amur and Ussuri basins in SE Siberia and NE China; recently recorded breeding in C China (Hubei)#R; perhaps also N Korea. Winters mainly in E & S China, also NE India to Vietnam, and Taiwan.
41–47 cm; male c. 880 g, female c. 680 g; wingspan 70–79 cm. Small, compact duck with very dark general coloration and large white wingbar distinctive in flight (... read more
Generally silent, especially in winter, but both sexes said to give harsh “graaaak” in courtship,... read more
Preferably in open country, on well-vegetated pools, small lakes and slow-flowing rivers with ample... read more
Food and feeding
Little known, but evidence suggests both plant and animal materials consumed, with rice an important food in some areas and small frogs... read more
During local spring, usually arriving on breeding grounds during Apr, but sometimes as early as mid Mar and as late as mid May, with laying... read more
Migratory; leaves breeding grounds in Sept–Oct after moult to winter in coastal plains of SE... read more
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Previously considered Vulnerable, then (2008) Endangered and more recently uplisted to highest threat category, while a single species action plan has... read more
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