GARGANEY
(Anas Querquedula)
Gadwall                  Goldeneye


Otter Pool Zone - Slimbridge
The Garganey can be found in the Otter Pool Zone, SlimbridgeMap (Slimbridge)
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Breeding Habitat
Nothern Europe, Denmark, parts of Scandinavia, Finland, Northern Turkey, across Asia and in Kamchatka and Sakhalin.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area
Winters in Southern Africa, India and Australasia.

Conservation Status


Size
370mm to 410mm (15" to 16")

Appearance - Drake
The male has a Brown breast and head with a Dark Grey bill and a White crescent around the eye down to the nape. The upperparts are Dark Brown with lighter edges to the feathers, Black and White scapulars, Green speculum with light Grey flanks and belly. The legs and feet are Grey.

Appearance - Duck
The female is brownish with a dark crown and dark eye-stripe.

Habitat
Grassland, Marshes and Lakes.

Diet
Aquatic Plants and Insects, Seeds, Grain, Molluscs and Crustanceans.

Breeding Time
From May onwards

Nest
The nest is built in a hollow made from grass and leaves and lined with feathers and down, usually concealed by vegetation/undergrowth.

Eggs
Quantity: 9 to 10.
Colour: Creamy Buff.

Slimbridge Wildfowl G - L
Gadwall (Anas Strepera)
Garganey (Anas Querquedula)
Goldeneye (Bucephala Clangula)
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Roseus)
Greater Scaup (Aythya Marila)
Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser Albifrons)
Grey-crowned Crane (Balearica Regulorum)
Greylag Goose (Anser Anser)
Hardhead (Aythya Australis)
Hawaiian Goose (Nene) (Branta Sandvicensis)
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes Cucullatus)
James's Flamingo (Phoenicoparrus Jamesi)
Laysan Duck (Anas Laysanensis)
Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Minor)
Lesser Scaup (Aythya Affinis)
Lesser White-Fronted Goose (Anser Erythropus)
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GARGANEY
Gadwall                  Goldeneye
Garganey
©Nigel Key Garganey (Slimbridge March 2012)

The Garganey is a dabbling duck which breeds in Europe and Western Asia. They rarely breed in the British Isles but can be seen in Marshes of Norfolk and Suffolk.

A potential threat to the Garganey is the loss of habitat due to drainage of wetlands because of reclamation and irrigation.

The population of the Garganey has not shown any significant decline over several generations and is currently classed as Least Concern.
   Hear the Garganey's Call:-



Photographs ©Nigel Key, Click thumbnail to enlarge.
Garganey (Slimbridge March 2014) Garganey (Slimbridge May 2014) Garganey (Slimbridge May 2014)
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17/05/14
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Garganey (Slimbridge March 2012) Garganey (Slimbridge March 2012) Garganey (Slimbridge March 2012)
24/03/12
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Garganey (Slimbridge April 2011) Garganey (Slimbridge April 2011) Garganey (Slimbridge March 2012)
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