French: Garrot a oeil d’or
Mongolian: Алаг шунгаач
Japanese: ホウジロガモ (Hojiro-gamo)
Body Length: 40-48 cm
Wing span: 62-77 cm
Passage migrant/ summer visitor
Breeding season: May-September
Egg number: 6-11
Egg colour: Bluish green.
Brood: 1 per year
Global status: Least concern
Regional status: Least Concern
Invertebrates, molluscs, crustaceans, insect larvae, fishes and plants.
Habitat: On migration, it forms large flocks
consisting of up to 1,000 individuals and forages n the following breeding
habitats: large fresh water bodies, brackish and saline lakes, deltas of
rivers, large pool and ponds, channels, wheat fields and oases for foraging and
resting from taiga forest to the Gobi desert, and lake shores, river banks,
islands, and sand bars.