04 April, 2011

Marbled Duck

Scientific Name: Marmaronetta angustirostris

Population Estimate: 14-26K, Vulnerable

Range / Habitat: Shallow and seasonally-flooded lands in the Middle East, parts of Asia, northern Africa.

Field Notes: Medium-sized duck that dabbles, upends, and dives. Intricate marbled plumage as above, dark eye patch.

Personal Notes: Initially seen at Minnesota Zoo but later seen in the wild in Spain. Also known as Marbled Teal.

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