Garganey

Anas querquedula

Garganey

Length:

37cm to 41cm

Wingspan:

60cm to 63cm

Weight:

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.

Other birds in the Ducks, geese and swans family