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Garganey Anas querquedula

Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): Garganey Teal
Old scientific name(s): Querquedula querquedula


Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence-Alpes-Cote dAzur, France - Mar 31, 2002 © Pascal Dubois  Salines de Guérande, Loire-Atlantique, Pays de La Loire, France - Apr 8, 2002 © Alain Fossé  Nam Sang Wai, Hong Kong - Feb, 2008 © Neil Fifer 
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British Isles in England (Yorkshire, Somerset and se. from Norfolk to Sussex), s. Scandinavia, Karsiborska Kepa in the Swina River Delta, Poland e. across c. Russia and s. half of Siberia (Lake Baikal) s. of the Arctic Circle to Amurland and s. Kamchatka, s. to the n. Mediterranean Basin in Corsica, Sardinia, Cyprus (formerly), Turkey, nw. Iran to the Black Sea and Caspian Sea, Transcaucasus, Aral Sea, Kazakhstan, Turkmenia-Uzbek border, w. China (w. Sinkiang), Mongolia s. to lakes just n. of Altai Mountains and Gobi Desert, Manchuria (Heilungkiang, Kirin) and s. Siberia to Ussuriland and the Soviet Far East, Japan (Hokkiado) and Sakhalin Is.
Winters s. in the s. Palearctic, Ethiopian and Oriental regions from the Mediterranean Basin and Black Sea to sub-Saharan Africa in s. Mauritania, Senegal, c. Mali, Burkina Faso, s. Niger, n. Benin, n. Nigeria, n. Cameroon, s. Chad (Lake Chad), n. Central African Republic, Egypt (Nile Valley), c. Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, w. Somalia, e. Zaire, Uganda (Lake Wamala), Kenya (Rift Valley and in w. adn c. highlands, also on lower Tana River), Rwanda, Burundi, w. Tanzania (smaller Rift Valley lakes) and n. Zambia, Indian subcontinent in Nepal, Pakistan, India (Kashmir, Little Rann of Kutch, Kerala), se. Asia in s. China, Taiwan and Hainan, the Philippines, New Guinea (Vogelkop, along s. coast, Lake Kandep, Trans-Fly, Port Moresby), n. Australia (Kimberely District and Yanchep, n. Western Australia, and Darwin and the Top-End, Northern Territory and n. Queensland) and Hawaii (rarely).
North America n. of Mexican border
Winter: ALK (Aluetians) and CAL.
Seldom seen in breeding plumage in North America.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Frans van der Veen
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Massaciuccolis Oasis
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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