Classification
Gaviiformes
Podicipediformes
Pelecaniformes
Ciconiiformes
Phoenicopteriformes
Anseriformes
Falconiformes
Galliformes
Gruiformes
Charadriiformes
Columbiformes
Cuculiformes
Strigiformes
Caprimulgiformes
Apodiformes
Coraciiformes
Upupiformes
Piciformes
Passeriformes
Anas formosa


  • 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 Lake.


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.  



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