FALCATED DUCK
(Anas Falcata)
Eurasian Wigeon          Ferruginous Duck


Asia Zone - Slimbridge
The Falcated Duck can be found in the Asia zone, SlimbridgeMap (Slimbridge)

Central and Eastern Siberia
Breeding Habitat - Siberia
Central and Eastern Siberia, Lake Baikal, North Macnchuria and from the Yenesi River East to Sakhalin and Kamchatka. Also on Hokkaido Japan.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area
Winters in South Japan, East China, Taiwan, Hainan, Laos, Burma and South to Vietnam.

Conservation Status


Size
480mm to 540mm (19" to 21")

Appearance - Drake
The body plumage is finely vermiculated Grey, with the long sickle-shaped tertials hanging off its back. The head is Dark Green with a White throat, and a Dark Green collar and Bronzed crown.The vent region is patterned in Yellow, Black and White.

Appearance - Duck
The female is Dark Brown with a Grey bill.

Habitat
Wetlands, water Meadows and Lakes.

Diet
Vegetation, Seeds, Rice, small Invertebrates.

Breeding Time
From May to early July.

Nest
Nests on the ground near water, covered by vegetation.

Eggs
Quantity: 6 to 10.
Colour: Creamy/White colour.

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FALCATED DUCK
Eurasian Wigeon          Ferruginous Duck
Falcated Duck
©Nigel Key Falcated Duck (Slimbridge May 2012)

The Falcated duck is a dabbling duck with its closest relative being the Gadwall.

The Falcated duck has long sickle-shaped tertials hanging off its back which gives this species its name.

The male Falcated duck has a clear low whistle and the female has a gruff 'quack'.
Photographs ©Nigel Key, Click thumbnail to enlarge.
Falcated Duck (Slimbridge March 2014) Falcated Duck (Slimbridge April 2015) Falcated Duck (Slimbridge June 2015)
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Falcated Duck (Slimbridge July 2013) Falcated Duck (Slimbridge July 2013) Falcated Duck (Slimbridge September 2013)
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Falcated Duck (Slimbridge May 2012) Falcated Duck (Slimbridge May 2012) Falcated Duck (Slimbridge May 2012)
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Falcated Duck (Slimbridge June 2009) Falcated Duck (Slimbridge June 2010) Falcated Duck (Slimbridge May 2012)
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Falcated Duck (Slimbridge March 2009) Falcated Duck (Slimbridge March 2009) Falcated Duck (Slimbridge June 2009)
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Related Links: -
W.W.T. Official Website - www.wwt.org.uk/
Gadwall - www.slim-bridge.co.uk