Species Details

@Samiul Mohsanin (Department of Zoology,Jahangirnagar University,Dhaka);

Falcated Duck Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Mareca falcata
Family : Anatidae
Order : Anseriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Falcated Teal
Habitat : Haors
Description : The Falcated Duck is a medium sized duck with a square head and a dark bill (adult bird length approximately51 cm, weight 650 g, wing 23.5 cm, bill 4 cm, tarsus 3.8 cm, tail 8.5 cm). Its male is visibly different from the female. The breeding male has a bottle-green head. Its bill and legs are black. It feeds on aquatic vegetation and plankton
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Samiul Mohsanin (Department of Zoology,Jahangirnagar University,Dhaka);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Anon Torimi(www.xeno-canto.org/Anon Torimi), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.