Mareca falcata (Georgi, 1775) - Falcated Duck

Subspecies in India

This is also known as the Falcated Teal.
 
This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)

 

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This uncommon species is also known as the Falcated Teal. It inhabits lowland wetlands of valleys and coastal areas with emergent vegetation. It is migratory, breeding in Mongolia, Siberia, Russia, Japan, and China during May-July, and wintering in India, Myanmar, Thailand, and the Republic of Korea by congregating into small flocks (BirdLife International 2016)
 

Conservation Status:  
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This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)

 



According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species is declining and its current population size is unknown. The major threat to its persistence comes from hunting on their wintering grounds for food (BirdLife International 2016)
 
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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
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Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
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BirdLife International 2016. Mareca falcata . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22680153A92846435. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22680153A92846435.en. Accessed on 13 February 2020.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Mareca falcata (Georgi, 1775) – Falcated Duck. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/mareca-falcata, accessed 2024/06/25.