- Baikal Teal
- Anas Formosa Georgi, 1775
- Anseriformes - Anatidae
- Байгалийн нугас
Status: Rare species. According to the IUCN Red List categories and
criteria, the species evaluated as-Vulnerable.
Distribution and Range: Winters in South-east Asia, China, Japan and recently 95% of the
population winters in Korea. Global population is estimated to be about 800
thousands birds. Migrates through the Orkhon and Selenge River basins to the
eastern border of Mongolia. Occasionally seen on the Buir Lake, and the Khalkh,
Nomrog, Onon, Ulz and Kherlen Rivers basins very rarely seen on the Khuvsgul
Population and Threats: Population and distribution have not been assessed. In wintering
areas the species can be found in numbers larger than 300 thousands.
Habitat: In Mongolia first of migrating birds arrive in end of March,
beginning of April, the last of migrating birds depart end April, beginning
May. Migrate in flocks, families, and pairs. Migrating birds rest near open
water sources, on banks of rivers, springs, lake shores, and graze in wet
meadows and marshes with short vegetation.
Conservation Measures: Hunting prohibited since 1995. Listed as Rare animal in the
Annex to the Mongolian Government Resolution #7 (2012), inluded in Appendix II,
CITES. The habitat is partially included within the NSPANS. Some of the
migration route is protected.