coasts of Europe.
One of least typical Tadorna species. Has been considered a possible link between present genus and Alopochen, but further molecular study required. Hybridization with several species of Tadorna, Alopochen aegyptiaca, Anas platyrhynchos and Somateria mollissima recorded in captivity. Monotypic.
Coastal NW Europe and scattered Mediterranean sites E through C Asia to NE China, and S to Iran and Afghanistan. In winter reaches N of Africa, Iraq, Pakistan, N India, Bangladesh and S China.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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