Garganey

Zomertaling

Garganey (Anas querquedula)

The Garganey (Anas querquedula) is a small dabbling duck from the family of water birds that includes ducks, geese, and swans (Anatidae).

Species name

Dutch name:
Zomertaling
English name:
Garganey
German name:
Knäkente
French name:
Sarcelle d'été
Scientific name:
Anas querquedula

Scientific classification

Order:
Anseriformes
Family:
Anatidae
Onderfamilie:
Anatinae
Genus:
Anas

Description

Description:

Male:
Has Blackish crown and upper nape above broad white stripe from in front of eye, tapering down hindneck; black patch on chin. Cheeks, throat and sides of neck reddish brown, finely streaked whitish. Breast browner with fine, black crescentic markings, sharply demarcated from grayish baby blue-vermiculated flanks, darker towards rear; belly white; ventral region and undertail-coverts whitish with dark brown bars and spots. Mantle brown with black markings; elongated scapulars blackish, strongly striped baby bluish fringed with white, and drooping over closed wing; back and rump, upper tail coverts and tail blackish. Primaries Dark grey, but forewing pale blue-grey, with broad with stripe in front of iridescent dark Speculam, edged very narrowly behind with white; underwing white centered, with dark leading edge and grey flight feathers. Bill, legs, and feet dark grey.
Call a distinctive mechanical rattle 

Female:
They are slightly paler overall and have larger streaks on their plumage and more distinct eye stripes. They also have a second less distinct stripe beneath their eyes, and a distinct pale patch by their beak. They have brown irises. 

Juvenile:
Similar to female. First fall males molt into their breeding plumage first winter

Standard Measurements

Body Length (cm):
The male (drake) of the Garganey measures approximately 31-36 centimeters. The female measures approximately 31-36 centimeters.
Body Weight (grams):
The male will weight about 370-395 gram. The female will weight about 370-395 gram.
The weight is notoriously variable and can only be used as indication!
Note:

Nest is build on ground in thick vegetation, grass, or rush tussocks. Usually close to water. The species breeds in single pairs, not colonial. Nest is a shallow depression lined with leaves and grass. This species is sexually mature at 1 year.

Breeding:
The female Garganey usually lays from 7-9 cream to pale coffee eggs and incubates them for 21-23 days.

Bird banding:
Recommended leg band size for the Garganey is 7 mm.
The leg band can only be applied on a young small dabbling duck at around 10 days old.

It doesn't matter what leg that you band, but it is good to have a consistent system.
Suggested: Left leg = Female, Right leg = Male
Preferred food:
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Regulation:
Vrijstelling CITES, bijlage X
Regulation:

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