Σαρσέλα - Anus querquedula - Garganey
 
 
 
Photo by and Nikos Samaritakis
 
 
 
Pair of Garganey in breeding plumage - UK photo
 
 
 
Eclipse/winter plumage - Lake Kournas 17th September 2003
 
 
Status: Regular passage migrant - Spring & Autumn
 
 
2007:
17.3.07 (2) pair Georgioupolis Water. RR
 
 
2006:
29.4.06 (2+) Georgioupolis Water. RR
11.5.06 (c.1) Akrotiri. AM RR
12.5.06 (1) drake Agia Reservoir. RR
12.9.06 (c.41) Agia Reservoir. AH
14.9.06 (c.6) Agia Reservoir. RR
 
 
2005:
7.5.05 (1) Agia Reservoir. CWWW
17.11.05 (1) Georgioupolis Water. RR
 
 
Identification: Small duck, the male has a very distinctive white eye stripe in summer plumage. Unusually for a European duck it is a summer visitor.
Voice: Male: rattle. Female: high pitched quack
Food: Dabbles and upends for invertebrae, plant material.
Size: Wingspan: 63-69cm Length: 37-41cm
 
   
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