Garganey

Anas querquedula

Garganey

Garganey

Quick Facts

Classification

Scientific name:

Anas querquedula

Family:

Ducks, geese and swans

Conservation status:

Amber

Measurements

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.

Learn more about the Garganey

Other birds in the Ducks, geese and swans family

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