Falcated Duck

Kingdom: Animalia       Phylum: Chordata      Class: Aves (Birds)      Order: Anseriformes      Family: Anatidae

Falcated Teal
Falcated Duck (Anas falcata)

Falcated Duck (Anas falcata), also known as Falcated Teal or Bronze-capped Teal, is a winter vagrant in north and east India. This bird is found in the wetlands.  Size: 50 cm.

Identification: The adult male has a striking plumage, generally vermiculated grey with a largish, chestnut and metallic green colored head. Throat is white. The black and white tertiaries extend over the tail as a striking bunch of plumes.

Local Name: Kata Sinkhur   Food: generally vegetable matter.


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