French: Sarcelle élégante German: Gluckente Spanish: Cerceta del Baikal
Irkutsk and Lake Baikal, Russia
E Siberia from Yenisey Valley E to Kamchatka and Sea of Okhotsk coast. Winters mainly in Japan, South Korea and mainland China; rare winter visitor to Taiwan and Hong Kong.
39–43 cm; male 360–520 g, female 402–505 g; wingspan 65–75 cm. Slightly larger than Anas crecca, with proportionately longer wings and tail,... read more
Occasionally in autumn, but more frequently in spring, males incessantly produce deep, chuckling “... read more
Rivers, small lakes, pools and marshes in well-wooded country or in Arctic tundra. Winters in... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds, leaves, stems and other vegetative parts of grasses, sedges, aquatic plants and crops (e.g. rice in winter); also aquatic... read more
Poorly known. Arrives on breeding grounds between late Apr and May, with egg laying in late May S of Arctic Circle or early–mid Jun... read more
Migratory: winters (mainly between mid Nov to late Feb or early Mar) in E & SE China (S to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern), but until recently treated as Vulnerable by BirdLife International. CITES II. Protected in Russia, Mongolia, Japan, South Korea, Hong... read more
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