Garganey (Anas querquedula)

De Garganey (Anas querquedula) is een small dabbling duck uit de familie van de water birds that includes ducks, geese, and swans (Anatidae).


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Sarcelle d'été
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Anas querquedula

Taxonomische indeling



Uiterlijke kenmerken:

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 

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. 

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

Maten en Gewicht

Lengte man:
De man (woerd) van de Garganey heeft een lichaamslengte van ongeveer 31-36 centimeters. De vrouw (pop) heeft een lichaamslengte van ongeveer 31-36 centimeters.
Gewicht man:
Het mannetje weegt ongeveer 370-395 gram. Het vrouwtje weegt ongeveer 370-395 gram.
Het gewicht is notoir variabel en kan alleen als indicatie worden gebruikt!

Garganey are hardy, but shelters and/or good ground cover should be provided for protection in prolonged /severe frost. These ducks are easy to manage, and suitable for mixed collections but are quiet and may be bullied. Feed as other Dabbling Ducks: wheat, pellets, greenfood, grass, bread.

These ducks are shy and somewhat difficult to breed. Dense cover and seclusion, without competition, should be provided. Nest in areas of grass or low-growing plants at a distance from water, lay April to May, with replacement clutches sometimes laid as late as June if the eggs are removed. They are very sensitive to disturbance while sitting and broody or artificial incubation is suggested. Ducklings are not difficult to rear; they start feeding easily, but need care and protection when young. Starter crumbs with greenfood such as duckweed may be fed.

This species may hybridise with Anas species, Aythya species; they should be kept separated from the closely-related Blue-winged teal (Anas discors) and Cinnamon teal (Anas cyanoptera). Hybrids also reported with Wood duck (Aix sponsa).

Het vrouwtje Garganey legt doorgaans zo'n 7-9 cream to pale coffee eieren het broeden duurt 21-25 dagen.

Geadviseerde ringmaat voor de Garganey is 7 mm.
De pootring kan alleen aangebracht worden bij een jonge small dabbling duck van ongeveer 10 dagen oud.

Het maakt niet uit welke poot van de jonge vogel wordt voorzien van een gesloten ring, maar het is goed om hier consistent in te zijn.
Suggested: Left leg = Female, Right leg = Male
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