French: Fuligule milouin German: Tafelente Spanish: Porrón europeo
Breeds in W Europe E through C Asia (in band at 40–60° N) to SC Siberia and N China to 120° E. Winters S to N & E Africa, India and S & E Asia.
42–49 cm; male 585–1240 g, female 467–1090 g; wingspan 72–82 cm. Breeding male has rufous-chestnut head, blackish breast, upper mantle, undertail-... read more
Vocalizations generally considered weak, low-pitched and inaudible at any distance. Males are... read more
Well-vegetated eutropic to neutral swamps, marshes, lakes and slow-flowing rivers with areas of... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds, roots and green parts of grasses, sedges and aquatic plants (especially Chara, but also Potamogeton, ... read more
Starts Apr/May, especially latter but depending on region, with breeding grounds in Siberia not usually reached before early May; in S... read more
Partially migratory, but some individuals may migrate very long distances, with up to 1000 km... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Abundant, with a global population estimated to number 1,950,000–2,250,000 individuals. Westwards spread registered during 19th century when colonized... read more
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