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Garganey



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

Garganey
Garganey - photo © Rajiv Lather

Garganey (Anas guerguedula) also called Blue-Winged Teal is a common winter visitor in India. These birds are found in the wetlands.

Identification: The male can easily be identified by its prominent sweeping white eye stripe.  Size: 40 cm

Local names: Chaita, Khira   Food: mainly vegetable matter, seeds, shoots, grasses, wild rice also worms molluscs and insects
 


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