The garganey is a scarce and very secretive breeding duck in the UK. It is smaller than a mallard and slightly bigger than a teal. The male is most easily recognised with a broad white stripe over the eye. In flight it shows a pale blue forewing. It feeds by 'dabbling'. Garganeys are listed as a Schedule 1 species.
What they eat:
Plant material and insects.
- UK breeding:
- 14-93 pairs
This bird species has different identifying features depending on sex/age/season.