|Species :||A. querquedula|
|Zoological name :||Anas querquedula|
|Found In||RanthamboreNational Park and Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary in India.|
Physical appearance : Garganey Teal is 35 cm long and weigh around 316- 502 g. It has a white stripe above the eye that run down to the neck. It's underparts are gray in colour. Garganey Teal have a head with the blackish brown top portion and brownish red on the rest of the head. It has a black chin. The breast and back are brown in colour. The bill is dark gray and the legs are blue- gray. It is a small dabbling duck.
Presence in India : It is well distributed through out India. It can easily be spotted in the Ranthambore National Park and Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary in India.
Habitat : Garganey Teal prefers shallow marshes and steppe lakes.
Diet : Garganey feeds on aquatic plants, seeds and invertebrates.
Reproduction : Garganey Teal attain sexual maturity at 1-2 years of age. It lays 7- 8 eggs. Incubation period is of 25- 26 days and fledging duration is of 6 weeks. Males help the females in guarding the chicks. They make the nest on the ground. The young ones fledge at seven weeks of age.
Conservation status : Habitat loss, haunting and food poising has seriously declined the population of Garganey Teal.
Lifespan : The average lifespan of the Garganey Teal is approximately 20- 30 years.