Falcated Duck, Falcated Teal
Distribution / Range
Breed in eastern Asia and winter in Southeast Asia.
Breeding Male: Body plumage mostly finely vermiculated grey, except for the dark-green head, white throat, dark green collar, bronzed crown and yellow, black and white patterned vent area. Long sickle-shaped tertials (= the flight feathers that are closest to the bird's body along the wing). Non-breeding male like female, except darker back and head.
The female has a dark brown plumage.
Both have pale grey underwings. The blackish speculum (= distinctive wing patch) is bordered with a white bar on its inner edge.