Baikal Teal
Sibirionetta formosa

– very small dabbling duck, clearly smaller than Mallard, wader-like flight
– Asian origin, very rare vagrant to the WP, records often treated as escapes
– nocturnal/diurnal migrant
– in Asia it migrates pairwise or in small to medium flocks in loose formation, often mixed with other ducks


Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa, AD, WIN
BIF2281, 07/09/2017, Dornod, Mongolia, Mathias Putze

Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa, AD, WIN
BIF2282, 07/09/2017, Dornod, Mongolia, Mathias Putze

Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa, AD, WIN
BIF2283, 07/09/2017, Dornod, Mongolia, Mathias Putze

Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa, AD, WIN
Eurasian Teal Anas Crecca, WIN

BIF2284, 06/09/2017, Dornod, Mongolia, Mathias Putze

Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa, AD, WIN
Eurasian Teal Anas Crecca, WIN
Garganey Anas querquedula, WIN
Eurasian Shoveler Anas clypeata, M, WIN

BIF2284, 07/09/2017, Dornod, Mongolia, Mathias Putze

Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa, AD, WIN
Eurasian Teal Anas Crecca, WIN

BIF2286, 06/09/2017, Dornod, Mongolia, Mathias Putze

voice: usually nonvocal during migration

comparison species:
Garganey (v)
Eurasian Teal (v)

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