Falcated Duck (Slimbridge April 2015)
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'.
| Hear the Falcated Duck's Call:-
480mm to 540mm (19" to 21")
Appearance - Male
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 - Female
The female is Dark Brown with a Grey bill.
Wetlands, water Meadows and Lakes.
Vegetation, Seeds, Rice, small Invertebrates.
From May to early July.
Nests on the ground near water, covered by vegetation.
Quantity: 6 to 10
Colour: Creamy/White colour.