Marmaronetta angustirostris   (Menetries,  1832) (Bird)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Aves
Order:Anseriformes
Family:Anatidae

Image copyrights: J.Segergren

Description
Size: 39-48 cm.

Voice: Silent.

Habits: Generally occurs in pairs or small flocks, occasionally large flocks in winter, drops for cover after a short flight, shy and secretive, spend day hiding in vegetation.

Adult: Sexes alike, female slightly smaller, small greyish-brown duck with a distinct dark brown patch from eye to nape, a slight nuchal crest, bluish-grey bill, and horny-brown legs. Above, spotted or marbled with pale greyish buff and blackish, below, more or less transversely barred brown-barred.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Marbled Teal (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Threats:  Anthropogenic
(Destruction of habitat and hunting.)

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine
Trophic Level:  Consumer
Prey:  Aquatic plants and partly aquatic invertebrates.
IUCN Status:  Vulnerable

Biogeography


• Gujarat INDIA
• West Bengal INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• PAKISTAN
• BANGLADESH

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • (2003) IUCN Red list of threatened species Available at - http://www.iucnredlist.org/
  • Kumar, A; Sati, JP; Tak, PC and Alfred, JRB (2005) Handbook on Indian wetland birds and their conservation Zoological Survey of India, Dehra Dun 468 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • PBase Available at - http://www.pbase.com/

Page last updated on:2010-09-16

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