Anas querquedula


37cm to 41cm


60cm to 63cm


250g to 450g


About the Garganey

The garganey is a rare member of the duck family here in the UK. They are just a bit smaller than its relative the mallard but slightly larger than a teal.

You can identify a male easily by their white stripe just above the eye. When flying they display a pale blue colouring on the wings.

What does a Garganey eat?

Their diet mainly consists of insects and plant material.

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