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Birds by name
Conservation status: Amber
This is a big, colourful duck, bigger than a mallard but smaller than a goose. Both sexes have a dark green head and neck, a chestnut belly stripe and a red bill.
Swans, ducks and geese (Anatidae)
Mainly in coastal areas, though they can also be found around inland waters such as reservoirs and gravel workings.
Any time of year, but the population swells to more than 81,000 birds during winter.
Invertebrates, small shellfish and aquatic snails.
* UK breeding is the number of pairs breeding annually. UK wintering is the number of individuals present from October to March. UK passage is the number of individuals passing through on migration in spring and/or autumn.
Please note that the map is only intended as a guide. It shows general distribution rather than detailed, localised populations.
Marco Dragonetti, Xeno-canto