No.027 Falcated Duck Anas falcata L=48cm Rank : 3
Winter Visitor

Uncommon winter visitor. Uncommon visitor in slow-flowing mid- to down-stream of Asakawa River, and a pond at Takatsuki Water Treatment Plant, where several birds visit every year. Malefs iridescent brown head with broad glossy dark green band curving to nape, reminiscent of Napoleon hat, is conspicuous.@Falcated tertials in flight is also distinguishing mark.

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