French: Canard à faucilles German: Sichelente Spanish: Cerceta de Alfanjes
Other common names:
Lake Baikal, Russia
SE Siberia, Mongolia and N China to Kuril Is and N Japan. Winters to S Japan, Korea, E China, N Vietnam W to Myanmar and N India.
46–54 cm; male 590–770 g, female 422–700 g; wingspan 78–82 cm. Male unmistakable, with bushy crest of dark metallic purple-chestnut, green on sides,... read more
Only very vocal during breeding season: male has shrill whistle “tyu-tyu-vit ... tyu-vit ... tyu-... read more
Breeds on freshwater lakes, rivers, ponds, lagoons, often in wooded country. In winter, also on... read more
Food and feeding
Essentially vegetarian; seeds of various types (including rice and grain), green parts of aquatic vegetation and crop plants, grasses; also... read more
Starts May/Jun, with eggs laid late May to early Jun in Russia. Monogamous but no information concerning duration of pair-bond. In single... read more
Winters (mainly Oct to mid Apr) in E Asia (C & E China, S Japan and Korea, and S to Vietnam,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened by BirdLife International. Fairly common, even locally abundant but almost certainly declining, with population... read more
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