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garganey, Anas querquedula(noun)
small Eurasian teal
A small dabbling duck, Anas querquedula, that breeds in much of Europe and western Asia, and winters in Africa.
a small European duck (Anas querquedula); -- called also cricket teal, and summer teal
The Garganey is a small dabbling duck. It breeds in much of Europe and western Asia, but is strictly migratory, with the entire population moving to southern Africa, India, and Australasia in winter, where large flocks can occur. This species was first described by Linnaeus in 1758 under its current scientific name. Like other small ducks such as the Common Teal, this species rises easily from the water with a fast twisting wader-like flight. Their breeding habitat is grassland adjacent to shallow marshes and steppe lakes.
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