Scientific Name: Spatula querquedula
Malay Name: Itik Kening Putih
Chinese Name: 白眉鸭
Range: Breeds in northern temperate Europe and Asia, wintering south to equatorial Africa, Middle East, Indian subcontinent, southern China, Southeast Asia and Australia.
Size: 36-41 cm
Identification: Male has mostly dark brownish head and neck with diagnostic bold white supercilium. In flight shows mostly bluish-grey upperwing-coverts and blackish-green secondaries bordered by broad white bands. Female resembles male but has narrow whitish supercilium and large whitish loral patch extending in line below blackish eyestripe.
Habitat: Lakes, marshes and suitable wetlands.
Local Status: Vagrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)
- Bird List Revision for August 2017 (Revisions)
Migrant bar chart (see more bar charts):
Garganey Spatula querquedula Average number of individuals by week based on Singapore Bird Database data, Jul 2013 to Jun 2023 (all records)
BirdLife International. (2016). Spatula querquedula. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22680313A86016410.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023
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