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Falcated Duck

About Falcated Duck

This East Asian species is closely related to the Gadwall. North American vagrants often mix with flocks of Gadwall or Wigeon.

They are a lot like that of a Gadwall but smaller with a thin bill and a shaggy head coming to a point on the males. The male has elongated tertials trail in the water. It has a green and white striped throat often hidden; visible when the head is lifted. The female is all brown with a tan face, pale belly and dull green speculum with narrow white upper border.

Their migration is rare and accidental along the West Coast south to California. Some evidence suggests that some of the West Coast records represent true vagrants, while some may have escaped from waterfowl collections.

Their voice is generally silent.