Garganey Ducks

Other Names: none

Distribution: Most of Europe, central Asian steppe regions east to northern Manchuria and the Kamchatka Peninsula.

Garganey distribution range map

Description:

Size: 37-41 cm in length with a 59-67 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Males have a brown head and breast with a broad white crescent-shaped eyestripe. The rest of the plumage is gray, with mottled gray flanks and green speculum feathers bordered by white on both sides. It has a black bill and legs. 

Females are a drab brown-gray with a pale eye ring separated by a dark brown eye ring. Wing feathers are dark brown bordered by a tawny edge and its bill is dark brown to black.

Species image
Garganey Ducks

Garganey Ducks

Bill Shape
spatulate
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
aleutians
arizona
arkansas
british columbia
california
colorado
delaware
hawaii
idaho
illinois
iowa
kansas
labrador
maine
manitoba
massachusetts
michigan
minnesota
missouri
montana
nebraska
new brunswick
new foundland
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
nova scotia
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
saskatchewan
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
Tail Shape
pointed-tail
Wing Shape
tapered-wings
Habitat
lakes rivers ponds
Marshes
Color
brown
gray
Body Shape
duck
Size
medium
Order
ducks, geese and swans - anatidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species